Courtesy of Big Machine Records
NASHVILLE, TN (March 22, 2019) – Creative force and critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Lauren Jenkins debuts her music short film Running Out Of Road to all digital platforms today. Running Out Of Road exclusively premiered with Amazon Music March 15 in conjunction with the release of Jenkins’ debut album NO SAINT (Big Machine Records). Watch the short here: https://LaurenJenkins.lnk.to/ROOR_Film.
Jenkins has always strived to be a storyteller first and foremost, through her music, songwriting, film and photography. “To find your future, sometimes you have to start by figuring out your past,” says Jenkins in Running Out of Road, the retrospective film she stars in and co-produced with her friend and the film’s director Cole Smith. For 12 minutes Jenkins strives to untangle the threads of her relationship with a photographer (Jack Noble) against the backdrop of the American West. Shot on location in Miami, New Mexico and Cheyenne, Wyoming, “Running” melds narrative drama with constantly evolving imagery, as the young woman’s memories fuel her fight to free herself and move forward.
Underscored by three original songs written and performed by Jenkins, “Running” is an evocative, accomplished piece of musical filmmaking that puts Jenkins on the map as an emerging artist with an uncompromising eye for storytelling across mediums. Next month Jenkins will also screen her short film at the Roswell Film Festival where it has been chosen as an official selection of the festival and will screen in competition.
Next week, Jenkins will release the three-part music video series that preceded and inspired the creation of her short film. Monday (3/25), she will release “Maker’s Mark and You,” followed by “No Saint” on Tuesday (3/26). Wednesday (3/27), Jenkins will host a YouTube exclusive premiere of “Running Out Of Road” where fans will get a chance to chat with her on the platform as the video premieres. Fans can subscribe to her channel now for more details. Fans already familiar with the short film will find expanded footage and storytelling within the three videos, both answering questions and leaving more mystery behind as the much-anticipated trilogy is finally made available to the public.
Jenkins released her debut album NO SAINT last Friday, and reviews are already praising the singer/songwriter, who co-wrote all 10 of the tracks on the album:
“Lauren Jenkins writes and sings about disappointment, disillusion, drinking and holding on despite it all with a Stevie Nicks rasp in her voice. Her debut album, “No Saint,” is set for March 15, and it surrounds her most bitter tidings with gleaming guitars and bright harmonies.” – The New York Times
“The 10 songs of No Saint aren’t afraid to showcase bare emotion — portraits of an imperfect person, who sometimes makes bad decisions, screws up in love or can’t find the goodness in their heart to forgive — or those raw, at times intimately off-kilter vocals.” – Rolling Stone
“Jenkins proves with No Saint that she’s a risk taker, a fact that’s reflected in her left-of-center sound and compelling lyrics, making her an intriguing artist with a distinctive story to share, and establishing a powerful presence in modern country music.” – Sounds Like Nashville
“This hybrid of bracing pop, intimate cabaret, and dusty Americana on No Saint is invigorating, offering pleasures that are both immediate and lasting, while also announcing the arrival of a major talent.”
– All Music
“Her voice ranges from a grainy Stevie Nicks whisper in the title-track ballad, to a slicker, brassier Sheryl Crow-styled croon.”
– American Songwriter
Earlier this month Jenkins completed an international tour as a part of the Country To Country (C2C) Festival, making stops in London, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Amsterdam, and Berlin. She will next be seen in Nashville on April 1 with her fellow Bobby Bones Class of 2019 members; performing throughout the summer at festivals such as Tortuga, Faster Horses, and Seven Peaks, touring with The Wild Feathers, and opening on select dates for artists including Willie Nelson and Lady Antebellum. For tour dates and more information on Jenkins visit www.laurenjenkins.com.