Tulsa-born, Roger Jaeger made his first trip to India in 2005. Enamored by the welcoming and nourishing culture, and captivated by its music, the Oklahoma native made India his second home where he honed his writing and music production craft, and learned to play sitar proficiently. Jaeger developed a strong devotion and passion for India, its native people and the arts. Settling in, he became a teacher at The University of The Nations in Lonavala, India where he teaches “Songwriting 101” two to three times annually. Rejuvenated by the life experience and foreign education, he released the album Beacon as a re-entry into the U.S. indie music arena in 2013.

Two years later, Jaeger followed with his sophomore album titled Start Over in November 2015. His music has since been featured on major television networks including Discovery, MTV and NASCAR to name a few. With musical influences ranging from One Republic and The Fray, to Jimmy Eat World and Coldplay, Jaeger melds his spin of contemporary indie pop music with traditional Indian string and pedal tones borrowing from mysterious, meditative and beautiful compositions traditional to Indian music. His abstract writing and contemplative lyrics bridge together heart-wrenching desperation and mythical ideologies while subtly revealing the songwriter’s gentle and thoughtful character. Jaeger’s adventurous and fervid spirit is woven throughout his music, most notably in the release of his third album Fall Off the Earth which dropped back in November of this year. Calm, cool and collected yet, willing to take the leap to “the other side,” Roger Jaeger is the perfect contradiction.

Today, we are excited to premiere the new music video from Jaeger, “Fall Off the Earth,” the title-track off of his latest release.

“Inspired by the age-old idea (and now resurrected idea) that the earth was probably flat and that to travel too far would mean you’d fall off, this is a song about taking risks,” Jaeger tells Substream. “It’s a little funky and danceable; the brass section cuts through to make it a unique composition”