Toronto-based indie outfit Jiants are fronted by Jesse Landen, a former pro skateboarder whose numerous ankle and elbow injuries led him to a life of songwriting while undergoing some lengthy recovery. Landen and Co. unveiled a new video for “Plan,” off of Jiants’ sophomore effort Odd Trouble.
Odd Trouble, was recorded at Candle Recording Studio with musician and producer Taylor Knox, who has previously worked with the likes of Alvvays, Sloan, and Owen Pallett. Landen enlisted fellow skateboarder Aidan Johnston to direct the video for “Plan,” which follows a tour guide through Toronto Islands. NOW Magazine premiered the video earlier this week.
“Making a low-budget video is just idea-based,” Landen told NOW. “What can you show that doesn’t cost money?
“There’s this group of [former skaters] kicking around who maybe didn’t go to school for something that they’re really good at. We all have these skills, and we learned a lot of them from skating.”
Check out the latest video from Jiants below.