Jay Electronica slowly, patiently continues to emerge from the shadows. Snippets of video and rumored collaborations have begun to surface with regularity, and today we get a new trailer (just above) for Into the Light, Jay’s nomadic documentary. Director Jason Goldwatch described the setup:

“Jay Electronica is full of mystery, and like a magician, his character lends itself to new ways of seeing things that would seem impossible to many. Several years ago, Jay and I traveled to the other side of the Earth. We left a piece of ourselves there. In exchange, we brought back something entirely new, and the images that follow are a glimpse into that magic for everyone who’s curious.”


The trailer seems to be cut from the same set of visuals used five years ago in Jay’s “Dear Moleskine” video, above. The specifics behind this Far East adventure are scant, though the director Goldwatch did mention a helicopter crash, via Mass Appeal:

“We trekked together towards the horizon and explored crowded monasteries, solitary mountain top temples, slums of filthy laughing children, and rivers running with blood and flower petals. I documented as Jay walked a river of burning human bodies. We crash landed a helicopter in the Himalayas, and he delivered rice and clean water to a school in a refugee tent city. The result was a collage of movements and emotion.”