Several posthumous releases—from the unfinished studio album Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk to the deluxe reissue of Live at Sin-é (Legacy Edition)—have gestured, however imperfectly, at the various paths Jeff Buckley could have charted if not for his untimely death at the age of 30. And the latest release, a compilation of early recordings titled You and I, has now spawned an interactive video—for Buckley’s cover of the Bob Dylan song “Just Like a Woman”—that fittingly explores the theme of alternate possibilities.
A collaboration between interactive media company Interlude and Blind design studios, the animated video presents two lovers’ twist-filled relationship as a choose-your-own-adventure story. As you click on the various story cells, you can influence both the musical arrangement and the narrative events. Will there be rain or shine? Will the lovers be alone or in each other’s arms? With this video, nothing’s foreclosed—an appropriate tribute to Buckley’s artistry and to the vagaries of life and love that his music so often explored.