Telling a tale of broken hearts and fresh starts, Eden’s new video arrives with perfect timing: on Valentine’s Day.
Eden Brent has already earned a heap of praise for her latest album Jigsaw Heart: two Blues Music Award nominations (including Acoustic Album of the Year), several months on the blues radio charts and rapturous quotes like “It smoked a hole in our soul” (Blues Music Magazine). She’s about to do the same with her brand-new video for the album’s title track, a beautiful little film mostly shot in front of the church at Mont Helena, a 19th-century plantation home near Rolling Fork, Mississippi.
The video was produced by Mississippi filmmaker Robbie Fisher, creator of the award-winning documentaries “Boogaloo & Eden: Sustaining the Sound” and “Delta 180: Changing Lives in the Mississippi Delta,” and was directed by Aaron Phillips, also a Mississippian. Mississippi actors and musicians star alongside Eden in the Jigsaw Heart video, too, making this a Magnolia State affair from top to bottom.
Love, like everything else on Earth, is impermanent. That old church still standing in Eden’s new video? “It collapsed, three months after we shot the video,” says Eden. Watch her soul-stirring new video (and probably the last footage of that old Mississippi church as it premieres today on The Boot.