Vancouver Indie Rock/Alternative band The Jins have released their music video for the single “Stay Please” which focuses on the early 2000s in nostalgia for the time period and the mindset of 90s kids. “Stay Please” is the second single to be taken from The Jins’ forthcoming album and follows’ their debut Death Wish EP from 2019.
Speaking on the video The Jins’ Ben Larsen says:
It follows a man’s futile attempts to get the attention of a girl. It is a time capsule of the intoxicating sun-saturated vibes of the early 2000s. Referencing bands like Blink-182 and Sum 41, it captures the essence of the pop-punk era of MTV- with no shortage of Dickies shorts, gelled hair, and puka shell necklaces.
The Jins are Ben Larsen (vocals, guitar), Hudson Partridge (bass) and Jamie Warnock (drums, vocals). In case you’re wondering about their band name, it actually derives from the word “pigeons”.
Ben Larsen explains:
I settled on The Jins as a name because of all the pigeons I saw around Vancouver. I always thought that pigeons were a great metaphor for the way I lived at the time, like sleeping in random places and eating garbage and just generally not respected by anyone, but still a part of the urban landscape, just hanging around everywhere, dwellers of the seedy underbelly of society rejected by the general public but ubiquitous in the city.
Pigeons are also really misunderstood creatures and don’t really deserve how they’re viewed, They’re monogamous and seem to have a sense of caring for their loved ones and I think there’s a really strong sentiment to that, I’ve always been a sucker for love songs so that’s how I came about the name.