A distant light brings strangers together in Jonathan Facka’s latest music video, bringing new meaning to everyday life and self-reflection in his album’s title track.
With his 2018 debut album, Streetlight in the Woods, Jonathan Facka went from his first open mic night performance to a fully-written and recorded album in a year’s time. In what could be described as a songwriter’s version of rags-to-riches, Facka’s work reflects his ode to commitment and determination in his music.
Embarking with dedication after the album’s release, Facka went on to several mini tours as his songs began popping up on nationally-followed playlists across Spotify, Apple, and Pandora. His self-financed music video for his song, “The Tree,” featured and co-starred singer Thalia Tymowski. Facka has shared the stage with many popular artists in Richmond while continuing to write and record original music; but before he follows up Streetlight in the Woods with a new album, he’s released one more surprise in the form of a music video for Streetlight’s title track.
Starring an actual streetlight in the woods, the video treats viewers to an interpretation of self-reflection and meaning in everyday life. A cast of characters that, seemingly, have nothing in common are drawn individually to a distant light — looking for answers to whatever questions they are asking themselves.
In a poignant turn of phrase, Facka writes, “I’m a streetlight burning so bright, in the woods where nobody can see.” He sees the metaphor as a connection between strangers, noting that it’s possible we have all felt that way at some point in our lives. “Does the streetlight serve as an allegory to the human existence? Is the answer in each of us? Are all of us, each and every one, the light we are looking for?” he says.
Listeners and viewers alike can tune in to his latest VEVO premiere for Streetlight in the Woods’ title track in the new release. Facka teamed up for the video shoot with Forrest Mason Productions, who produced his video for “The Tree,” bringing fans great visuals to accompany his unique sound.