“I wrote a love letter to the January blues / ‘Cause cold can be conducive…”“Where the Birds Go” by Owen O.
Today’s Advent Calendar feature is Owen O.! Although he grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and then moved to New York City, Owen currently resides in rural Virginia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. His latest EP, Where the Birds Go, serves as “a love song to…the excitement, fear, heartbreak, and joy that comes from a forced change of perspective” that he “never would have experienced if [his life] wasn’t turned upside-down, as everyone’s life was earlier this year. Self-produced and independently released, the EP “is a meditation on the importance of nature and natural sounds, through an industrialized, rhythmic style,appealing to both instinct and learned behavior.”
Owen O.’s unique coming-of-age narrative weaves together elements of musical styles like folk, electronic, and contemporary pop to “illustrate the complexities of rediscovering yourself amongst social discord and confusion” within the four-song EP.
Owen is currently working on growing his already healthy following on TikTok thanks to a viral video featuring his song, “Grow Up!” from Where the Birds Go.
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