Three years ago, Patrick McDevitt, aka Jaenga, poured every penny he had into converting a yellow school bus into a fully functioning stage and tour bus. While McDevitt had little direction or understanding of what the creation of the “Jaenga Bus” would become, he felt it was the right thing for him to do at the time. In the three years since, what was simply a high risk passion project at the time, has turned into so much more. His new music video for “Never Gonna” represents a culmination of the freedom the bus has given him and what it has helped him accomplish in his career thus far.
Since completing the bus, McDevitt has taken it across the country, using it as an after hours stage at festivals such as Camp Bisco, Electric Forest and Mysteryland. Additionally, he has spent countless hours on the bus creating music, connecting with fans and playing his music for new fans, all without the distractions of the digital world most people live in.
“Music is dominated by the digital world; fake followers, repost chains, social media numbers reflecting who is worthy and who is not. The bus allowed me the freedom to develop my music anywhere and work without the distraction of the internet. This journey has been physical, a three year road trip meeting fans and creating music along the way.” – Jaenga via the Facebook post for his “Never Gonna” music video
The “Jaenga Bus” is something special, and it shows what can occur when one takes a risk without any knowledge of what the outcome will be. Most recently, Jaenga caught the attention of Zeds Dead, and released his monstrous debut EP ‘Toulambi’ on their Deadbeats record label this past November. Between the attention that his purple school bus has drawn and the strength of his debut EP, the sky appears to be the limit for Jaenga. Check out the video for “Never Gonna” below, and don’t miss your chance to do some after hours partying at the Jaenga bus at festivals in the near future.
Watch the music video below: