JEMS Share Uplifting New Video for “Gotta Get Away”

JEMS - photo: Jayden Becker
JEMS – photo: Jayden Becker

JEMS, the L.A.-based alt-folk trio consisting of singer / songwriters Emily Colombier, Jessica Rotter, and Sarah Margaret Huff have shared a new music video for their song “Gotta Get Away.” Directed by Gille Klabin, the video is a bright and heart-warming illustration of the love of travel and connecting with others. It makes you want to dive right in and enjoy the ride.

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“’Gotta Get Away’ was written in Palm Springs the weekend before LA officially shut down for its first quarantine period in March 2020,” shares Jessica Rotter. “We were on a writing retreat, and while we were feeling the inspiration of getting out of town and having a light hearted roadtrip with friends, there was also this looming sense of what’s going to happen with all this news of Covid-19, and trying to make sense of what we were hearing on the news at that time. If you remember, there was talk of a possible two week shut down, ha! We ended up being more prophetic than we realized or would’ve hoped in the verses of the song.”

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Both the song and video beautifully depicts the excitement of a road trip, with the wind caressing your hair and a slew of joyous feels coming from all directions. With scenes captured while on a West Coast tour with She & Him (Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward), the entire experience was uplifting for JEMS and reminded them why they make music. The song and video whole-heartedly exude the importance of community, building relationships with new people, while nurturing those existing ones you hold so close to your heart.

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Keep up with JEMS on Instagram and Twitter, and peep their website for more ways to connect.

Watch the video for JEMS’ “Gotta Get Away” below!

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