I’ll See You There is the new music video by Jenna Ward.
I’ll See You there’ was written on a blue crappy nylon stringed guitar 14 years ago when Jenna was fresh out of high school. The song started as a bunch of loose words that surrounded the subject of holding friendships dear.
Naturally life can distance friends and circumstances come between them. For Jenna, friendship is one of the most meaningful and valuable connections she honours by not measuring a friendship by the last words spoken, or the last situation accrued, instead it is measured by its in-depth timeline, keeping a stamp of foreverness.
As the years continued on with a now decent guitar, Jenna decided to develop a pattern of spending 6 months alternating on strengthening her guitar skills, then her vocals.
Whilst this occurred ‘I’ll See You There’ was revisited by experimenting with delay which broke away from the chords, adding soft, swelling licks. Though this version was never recorded. (There is a live version of this floating around on YouTube)
This song was once again abandoned.
In 2018 ‘The Wooden Lions’ was born and a forever friendship kicked off with the guitarist Josh Rat (The Wooden Lions/Stone Djoser)
Sharing a friendship that rapidly grew, it was unique and childlike, like giggling siblings.
The video of the raw ‘I’ll See You There’ on YouTube is filmed on Josh’s floor, with Josh’s eyes closed he spoke a compliment after the song and said “I really like this song. We should try playing that in The Wooden Lions.”
Though in 2020 with physical distance between the band a quarrel occurred which caused Jenna and Josh’s friendship to be on a lengthy, hurting pause.
Stumbling across the video captured on Josh’s floor, she remembered his enthusiasm with the song and decided to record it as a peace offering.
The normal proceeder of recording began though half way through when the drums, guitar, keys and vocals were down Jenna accidentally hit mute on the guitar and found herself dazed in what was playing back, the low bass growling along with the simplicity of they keys and the spacey reverb of the vocals softened the song to match the emotion behind it and the guitar was ditched.
‘I’ll See You There’ was made, tailored to her extended hand reaching out to Josh, and in reply their friendship was returned, softer, louder and more balanced than ever before.
This song will be on her album release in 2022.
The music video to ‘I’ll See You There’ features a child alone, finding a friend in a rose. The child waters it, protects it and puts it inside a glass dome to persevere their friendship.
A quote at the end of the video reads;
“A single rose can be my garden; a single friend, my world.” by Leo Buscaglia, a fitting quote indeed.