Jake Troth's 'Double Black Diamond' Is A Quirky Look At Life In The Spotlight
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There are a lot of buzzy artists on our radar, but few are as endearing as Jake Troth. The 25-year-old Savannah College of Art and Design alum is quickly rising on the merits of his amiable indie-pop singles, songs that have earned him a deal with Atlantic Records, a slew of late-night TV spots, and collaborations with acts all over the music map—from Big Boi to Alex Goose and to Jennifer Lopez.
This success is perhaps what pushed Troth to make Double Black Diamond, a 15-minute film that strings together his released songs into one long music video, premiering right here.
Double Black Diamond, which was co-written by Troth and director Stewart Yost, tells the story of Jake and Ansa, a journalist who gets caught in a love affair with the musician after appearing by his bedside with a short explanation: "I'm here to document your rise to fame."
The story that follows is a cheeky take on the "media circus" surrounding an artist in the throes of fame. Before you watch the short film, read our interview with Troth about the inspiration behind it all, below.