The Jeep Compass Shows Life Recalculating

If you’ve used GPS in a car, you’re probably familiar with the “recalculating” message when you’ve missed a turn, or otherwise gone off course. It can be pretty jarring if you’re not expecting it. In its new ad for the Compass, Jeep uses “recalculating” as a nice metaphor for life’s unexpected twists and turns. Life doesn’t always go as planned, which is why it’s crucial to stay flexible and recalculate your next moves. The hypnotic song is “Bill” by Exuma. And for those of you wondering, the pretty businesswoman with big blue eyes backing away from the high-rise building is Siri Miller.


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3 Responses to The Jeep Compass Shows Life Recalculating

  1. Nancy Beck says:

    The song on the link sounds like the right song, but that can’t be the same singer. My husband and I were debating if it was Nina Simone or Peter Gabriel (I know), but the voice on that song too course.

    • Dion says:

      Can’t find it either. Looks like a movies version of Bill by Exuma, but where is “set me free” recording?..

    • Catastrophany says:

      The original song (originally titled Bael, as in the demon which explains the original lyrics and makes the song spooky as hell, then remixed more recently titled as “Bill”) was done by Macfarlane Gregory Anthony Mackey, who recorded as Exuma. He was a Bahamian artist who died in 1997. The lyrics were rewritten and it was rerecorded for the commercial, and is not available in full length as a single anywhere.

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