A Colorado music video
NOCOAST Director Jesse Borrell took to the highway with musician Daniel Rodriguez. As the miles rolled by, they created the narrative backdrop for this moving, beautiful, Colorado music video. It is a rousing anthem of praise to Daniel’s chosen home.
This song is part of a larger collection on an album titled “Sojourn of a Burning Sun.” It was released in August 2020 via BMG’s sub-label Renew Records.
Daniel is well-versed in the Americana tour circuit. He has over a decade under his belt as one of the founding members and lead songwriters of the transcendental folk band, Elephant Revival.
“I’ve traveled so many places in this world, from the mundane to the miraculously beautiful,” musician Daniel Rodriguez describes. “But at all times I have looked forward to returning home to Colorado. That’s what this song is about.”
Daniel’s voice and acoustic guitar yield a memorable, contemplative folk song. In addition, sweet, rich harmonies by Carolyn Hunter enrich his resonance.
As director, Jesse’s thematic concept beautifully blended the sun-drenched golden landscape with deep yearning.
“Daniel and I had been talking about making a music video together for a couple of years. He would send me rough demos of various songs while I was living abroad in Spain. I would envision the Colorado landscape in my mind’s eye. After a number of video treatments, we borrowed my good friend Travis’ 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser and hit the road…”
“Jesse directed and captured this sentiment masterfully on camera. We chased the sunlight to get both morning and evening golden hours and took over a motel on the eastern plains to get these beautiful shots.”
“Colorado” by Daniel Rodriguez
Directed and Edited by Jesse R. Borrell
Featuring Carolyn Hunter and Tyrone the Dog
Executive Producer Travis Clark