“Remember how the faces on the Jetson’s robots looked when they would freak out? That’s what I want it’s face to be.”
Jason Taylor has been working on his robotic partner in musical madness for as long as I’ve known him. From the humble beginnings of stoned drawings of paper bags and Mac’s Speak program to building his own sidekick, Taylor has maintained a singular vision of what his Computer Jay project was to become. With the debut of his video for ‘Hardships’, Computer Jay takes another step closer to fully realizing this vision. Beautifully shot in Joshua Tree, and featuring guest appearances from Los Angeles musicians Gaslamp Killer, Daedalus, Subtitle, as well as, Tofer Chin’s one of a kind Stalagmite Sculptures, the video for “Hardships” is as spaced out and dreamy as the song itself. Constructed from his expansive collection of vintage keyboards and custom made hybrid pieces such as Moog-adore 2600, Computer Jay’s sound is at once nostalgic and futuristic. Not unlike the Jetson’s themselves.