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SAM & JAK - Humble Vanity


What’s the balance between self-love and being a narcissist? “Humble Vanity”


The new “Humble Vanity” music video from indie folk band SAM & JAK is finally here! This folky song featuring mandolin, guitar and beautiful harmonies will leave you loving this melody and wanting more.


The music video starts with SAM & JAK walking down a dirt road, looking for their next place to stop and play a concert. They stumble on a small collective in the middle of the country and set up a makeshift stage in front of a little red barn.



Closeups of the individual members of this collective show one young woman, Sakura, who is not as high-spirited as the rest. As the group starts to move towards SAM & JAK, Sake remains seated and melancholy. It isn’t until a friend lends a hand and pulls her toward the light, showing her love and kindness.


Once Sakura is in the group, she breaks through and releases all of her worries through song and dance as the video moves to a dreamy night scene in front of a twinkling red barn.



SAM remembers writing the lyrics for this song a few years ago when a good friend of hers was going through a serious depression, nearly suicidal. “I wanted to show my friend that it’s okay to love yourself and pump yourself up without seeming conceited. So this song is a love song of friendship and empowerment for my friend and anyone else going through something similar,” SAM remarked.


The music video will be available on Thanksgiving on Youtube and Facebook.


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All photos by Walden Photography

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