The Ace of Chase from the group Jestamang

The Ace Of Chase Embarks On A Time-Bending, Mythical Adventure In New “Zoo” Video

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Andrew Chase Everding, known as The Ace of Chase from the group Jestamang, has recently unveiled a new video for “Zoo,” a track from their latest 30-minute Psychedelic Pop album, Jestawomang. This showcase of the artist’s ingenuity, enveloped in a romantically tinged soundscape, features a diverse collection of songs including “1 & 2 & 1,” “Singin’ the Hallelujah,” “The Lovedove,” “2 Headed Kite,” “A Heart for Alice,” “Choke,” “Con Song,” “Kiss Abyss,” “LSD City,” and “Partner In Crime.”

The music video for “Zoo” employs a captivating visual style, utilizing a unique circular frame and incorporating retro television color bars for effect. Set in a pastoral farm scene, it follows a musician strumming a guitar alongside a horse and a cow, adding a rustic charm. This imagery provides a striking contrast to Jestamang ’s eccentric presence and the relatable themes woven throughout the song. As the clip reaches its conclusion, the circular frame cleverly splits in two, visually echoing the dual nature of the track’s core message.

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Zoo” presents a surreal, almost otherworldly narrative, interweaving themes of timelessness, internal struggle, and a longing for a lost or changed world. The repeated lines, “I’ve been here for a couple of hundred and million, billion, trillion, zillion centuries,” suggest an almost immortal perspective. This immense scale of time is contrasted with personal emotions and experiences, as Jestamang mentions staying clear, fighting fear, weeping tears, and wishing well for their frenemies. 

Its imagery is rich and eclectic, blending elements of science fiction (“wubbing with some cyborg,” “Moa down the last stage,” “Chupacabra any day”) with mythical references (“Where are the dragons you promised?”). This mixture paints a picture of a world that is both futuristic and steeped in mythology, perhaps reflecting on the loss or transformation of simpler, more magical times (“There’s the zoo I once knew”). The recurring question, “Where are the kids off to? Are they afraid of you?” adds a layer of introspection and concern, possibly hinting at generational shifts or the loss of innocence. 

Check out the music video for “Zoo” here:

Listen to the full album below: