PREMIERE: Mt. Joy Hit the Road for “Jenny Jenkins” Video
The folk-rock heroes deliver a behind-the-scenes look at tour life for the band's latest clip.
Listen to your heart and the rest will follow.
Such was the case with Mt. Joy’s Matt Quinn, who followed his girlfriend from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and started attending law school. That was, until a song he wrote, “Astrovan,” exploded on Spotify, launching his music career in earnest.
Now that Mt. Joy’s self-titled debut has garnered the band a rapidly growing fan base, they’re repaying that dedication with a slew of tour dates. On the road through the spring, Mt. Joy fans across America will have a chance to see their new favorite band of folk-rock heroes live sooner than later.
As such, the outfit’s latest music video was captured on the road. Images of Mt. Joy traveling from city to city and playing show after show is lovingly chronicled in the official new clip for “Jenny Jenkins.”
“‘Jenny Jenkins’ is a song I wrote about moving to Los Angeles,” Quinn explained to NPR. “Growing up in the Philadelphia area, I feel like I was exposed to a lot of ‘real’ grounded people. LA was kind of a culture shock—a lot of people offering meetings that don’t materialize and just a general culture of false promises. I even found out the palm trees were imported, and was just feeling pretty down on myself and the city. The song was put together as a song of appreciation for my girlfriend, who was my only real ally in the city at that time. As a tip of the cap to some of my heroes, I used the name of one of my favorite folk songs from a record my dad always used to play by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, ‘Jenny Jenkins.’”
Watch Mt. Joy’s video for “Jenny Jenkins” below.