OWEL is now premiering a new music video for "Too Young To Fall In Love", directed by Red Penn Media, via PopMatters. The song comes from the band's latest full-length, dear me, which is out now on Equal Vision Records.
"I think the concept for this video may have come as a side effect of binge watching Black Mirror. I wanted to convey this idea of how technology has shaped our human interactions, without actually showing technology in the video," notes vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Jay Sakong. "I thought the picture frames would be a good representation of that. We see two people who are willing to interact and invest emotion into 2-dimensional images of each other, but in the end when they are left with the reality of the other human being, they can't even look each other in the eye."
dear me was co-produced by Sakong and Gates’ vocalist Kevin Dye, and is available now on all digital retailers, at owelband.merchnow.com, at Youtube.com/equalvision and at all upcoming tour dates.
Featuring delicate, dreamy vocals with lush five-part harmonies, elegant string arrangements and a tasteful touch of electronic elements throughout, the band has created a truly stunning sound that is all their own on dear me, which simultaneously feels classic and modern. Dramatic crescendos and dynamic soundscapes weave behind ethereal vocals, gracefully leading listeners on a phenomenal sonic journey of reflection, curiosity and contemplation. dear me is the follow-up to Every Good Boy (EP, 2015) and the band's debut, self-titled full-length (2013).
The New Jersey-based indie outfit is on tour now with their labelmates in A Lot Like Birds, along with Household and Hearts Like Lions. All upcoming tour dates can be found below. To date, OWEL has shared stages with the likes of Minus The Bear, Foxing, American Authors and performed at festivals such as Gentlemen of the Road, CMJ, SXSW, and Northside Festival. The band has also been noted as a band to watch by Pitchfork, NPR, Grantland, Noisey and more.
OWEL is comprised of Jay Sakong (lead vocals, guitar, keys), Jane Park (vocals, violin, viola, keys), Nunzio Moudatsos (vocals, bass), Ryan Vargas (percussion) and Seamus O’Connor (vocals, guitar, keys).
A Lot Like Birds w/Household, Hearts Like Lions and OWEL
May 09 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
May 10 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
May 11 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
May 12 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
May 14 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
May 15 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
May 16 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
May 17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
May 18 Detroit, MI @ The Ritz
May 19 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
May 20 Berwyn, IL @ Wire
May 21 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
May 22 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
May 23 Denver, CO @ Marquis
May 24 Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock
May 25 Spokane, WA @ The Pin
May 26 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
May 28 Portland, OR @ Analog
May 30 Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield
May 31 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Jun 01 Fresno, CA @ Strummers
Jun 02 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock