Do you curse where you come from?
Do you swear in the night?
Will it mean much to you
If I treat you right?
Do you like what you’re doing?
Would you do it some more?
Or will you stop once and wonder
What you’re doing it for?
Hey slow, Jane, make sense
Slow, slow, Jane, cross the fence
Do you feel like a remnant
Of something that’s past?
Do you find things are moving
Just a little too fast?
Do you hope to find new ways
Of quenching your thirst?
Do you hope to find new ways of doing
Better than your worst?
Hey slow, Jane, let me prove
Slow, slow, Jane, we’re on the move
Do it for you
Sure that you would do the same for me one day
So try to be true
Even if it’s only in your hazey way
–From “Hazey Jane I” by Nick Drake
I loved working on this lookbook. These are some renditions of title pages paired with some of the shots from the day. I had a lot of fun with Phonto and Instagram with some of these…too much fun? Maybe. I took all of the photos for Brighter Sooner on our Canon EOS Rebel T2I at my gorgeous pal Mallory’s awesome little tapestried bohemian treefort in Austin. As I was thinking of music to pair with these photos, I continuously returned to Nick Drake’s Bryter Layter, in particular, “Hazey Jane I.” The photos took on a fluidity, a conversation–containing a speed-up-until-you’re-forced-to-slow-down energy. There is a constant internal monologue similar to the desperate search of Hazey Jane: of wanting so badly to belong, but not liking where you land; of somehow still being guided and protected. This song has brought me comfort in times of struggle or doubt. It serves as a reminder of meaning within cloudiness and absurdity and the promise of peace amongst uncertainty.
Northern Sky by Nick Drake
‘Cello Song by Nick Drake
Pink Moon by Nick Drake
All songs taken from brytermusic.com. Read more about and listen to the incredible and wise-beyond-years talent of Nick Drake at Bryter Music: The Official Website of the Estate of Nick Drake
See the rest of the Brighter Sooner Lookbook.