BRAND NEW ALBUM, NO ONE ELSE CAN WEAR YOUR CROWN, SET FOR RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 7
WORLD TOUR ON SALE NOW
26 NOVEMBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - Oh Wonder have today shared the video for new single "I Wish I Never Met You", taken from their forthcoming album No One Else Can Wear Your Crown. Due for release on February 7th, the album will include first single "Hallelujah" and more recent follow-up "Better Now". The duo have also confirmed international dates for the ‘Wear Your Crown Tour’, which are on sale now.
Dedicated by Josephine on social media recently to "all my cheating ex-boyfriends”, the "I Wish I Never Met You" video is a surreal accompaniment to the emotional turmoil of toxic past lovers that lurks beneath the track’s buoyant surface. Like everything Oh Wonder touch, "I Wish I Never Met You" is a testament to the duo’s ability to bring light into the darkest subject matters.
Watch the video for "I Wish I Never Met You" HERE
"I Wish I Never Met You" is another intriguing taste of Oh Wonder’s third studio album, No One Else Can Wear Your Crown. Written and self-produced in Oh Wonder’s own home studio (before being co-mixed with Cenzo Townshend (Bat For Lashes, Christine &The Queens, Jungle), it’s a record that explores a host of different emotions and experiences: some forged on the road on their last world tour (which included a Brixton Academy, amongst 300,000 worldwide tickets) and others from taking a break and reflecting on all that they’ve accomplished as a band so far (top 10 album, a billion streams, global sold-out tours).
It’s therefore unsurprising that No One Else Can Wear Your Crown has an overriding message of self-acceptance, empowerment and joy. It’s there in the Carpe Diem chorus of first single "Hallelujah" –a song of defiance that Josephine and Anthony wrote for anyone that has ever been told they can't do something. This energy and refreshing positivity is the product of some well-earned time off(they’ve designed and built their own house and studio, they’ve run marathons together) and throughout their new album, Oh Wonder prove themselves a band able to capture those extreme highs and lows of daily life.
Elsewhere on the record, Oh Wonder put modern, millennial love under the microscope (their own working and romantic relationship included). "Happy", for instance, describes that moment when you are able to wish your ex well with their new love, and actually mean it: the fact it was written by Anthony about an old girlfriend and sung together with his actual girlfriend is an irony that delights the pair. Then there’s the wildly romantic "In And Out Of Love", which Anthony jokes is their “coming out as a couple song”. And whilst Josephine self-deprecatingly describes "How It Goes" as “Craig David’s ‘7 Days’ for the sad generation”, it preaches a deeply important message -that it’s ok not to be ok.
It’s difficult not to leave No One Else Can Wear Your Crown feeling uplifted and entirely convinced of the power of Oh Wonder. Recharged and ready for the next chapter, Oh Wonder appear more able than ever to just make it work: whether navigating the big questions of how to live and work with your partner down to the everyday drama of what happens to your dog now you have to go back on tour. No One Else Can Wear Your Crown is a candid, restorative set that offers a welcome antidote to our turbulent times, from a band firmly writing their own bright future. Ask, believe, receive.
‘Wear Your Crown’ world tour, part 1 - Canadian Dates:
April 10 – Montreal, QC (MTELUS)
April 11 – Toronto, ON (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)
April 22 – Vancouver, BC (Orpheum Theatre)
Tickets for the ‘Wear Your Crown’ worldwide tour are on sale now. More information and tickets available at www.ohwondermusic.com.
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