Owen Pallett shares New Video ‘The Passions”

Owen Pallett shares his new video for "The Pasions" from his latest full-length 'In Conflict.'

Owen Pallett debuted a new video this week from his latest album In Conflict. Directed by Brian Vu, he said the following about the video, ‘The Passions was filmed by my friends and I in familiar places. It’s an abstraction of the various stages of love shot within a video portrait style.’

Pallett said the following about the track: ‘I wrote “The Passions” after a period during which my definitions of “love” were being redefined.  Queers are united by our desires, by our prioritization of the needs of our bodies and souls over the needs of tradition and societal structures.  But I feel there is more to it than that.  Our lovers are our family, our brothers and sisters as well as our sexual partners.  “The Passions” is about the blurry distinction between these definitions.’

After dates in Europe, Owen Pallett arrives in the UK later this week for for additional shows, including a stop at this year’s Field Day Festival on London on Saturday June 6th. Pallett will also be appearing at this year’s Sonar and Green Man Festivals.

In Conflict is full of love songs— more specifically, songs about liminal states and our loved ones locked in battle with them.  “The record is meant to approach ‘insanity’ in a positive way,” Owen says— emphasis on the ironizing scare quotes around singular notions of insanity.  “Depression, addiction, gender trouble, and the creative state are presented as positive, loveable, empathetic ways of being.  Not preferable, per se, but all as equal, valid positions that we experience, which make us human.”

June 1st | Coventry UK | Fargo Village
June 3rd | Cardiff UK | Portland House
June 6th | London UK | Field Day – Victoria Park
June 11th | Ogden UT | Ogden Amphitheatre
June 13th | Toronto ON | Bestival
June 14th | Calgary AB | Luke’s Drug Mart http
June 15th | Winnipeg | Union Sound Hall http
June 19th | Barcelona SP | Sonàr http
July 13th | Quebec City QC | Festival D’Été de Québec
July 18th | Ostrava CZ | Colours of Ostrava
July 23rd | Cartagena SP | La Mar de Músicas – Catedral Antigua
July 21st | Lausanne CH | For Noise Festival
August 22nd | Storkow DE | Musikfestival Alinea Lumr
August 23rd | Brecon Beacon UK | Greenman Festival
August 25th | Frankfurt DE | Palmengarten Musikpavillon
August 26th | Berlin DE | Pop-Kultur Festival
September 5-6th | Essen DE | Ruhrtrienalle
September 10-12th | Raleigh NC | Hopscotch Music Festival

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