Oh Wonder share new track ‘Keep On Dancing’ & video for ‘Lonely Star’

April 20, 2020

Oh Wonder

 Continue ‘Home Tapes’ project with new track, ‘Keep On Dancing’
Video also released for ‘Lonely Star’

Oh Wonder have today released brand new track ‘Keep On Dancing’: the second in their ‘Home Tapes’ project, where the idiosyncratic London-based band plan to write, produce and release an intimate of series of new music direct from isolation. The first song from ‘Home Tapes’ – ‘Lonely Star’ – also receives an affecting visual treatment today: made by Oh Wonder in collaboration with thousands of fan-entries worldwide, the audio has surpassed millions of plays in a fortnight…

Listen to ‘Keep On Dancing’ HERE

Watch the video for ‘Lonely Star’ HERE

From its faintly heartbreaking “I’m at my birthday party by myself” opening lyric, ‘Keep On Dancing’ is a candid, quietly powerful cut of confessional pop from Oh Wonder. The track was written in direct response to Josephine cancelling her long-prepared-for birthday party as the world began to shut down, and is a timely reminder of Oh Wonder’s innate ability to turn the minutiae of everyday life – however bleak – into music that sounds uplifting and celebratory, and gives you reason to keep on dancing.

Oh Wonder are, after all, no strangers to life under lockdown. Anthony West and Josephine Vander Gucht first started the band much in the manner of ‘Home Tapes’ – writing, producing and recording everything DIY, with aim of releasing a song a month morphing into their debut album, a romantic relationship, and a career that continues to astound the couple. Not to mention, of course, two top 10 records (including February’s ‘No One Else Can Wear Your Crown’), a million sales, and over a billion streams. Whilst the band were poised for a mammoth world tour all through 2020 – including a homecoming show at Brixton Academy – Oh Wonder’s ever self-sufficient streak has found a truly creative outlet in ‘Home Truths’. Here are a band reaching back to their roots whilst still, in their own unabashed way, setting the agenda where others follow.

Introducing the ‘Home Tapes’ series recently, Oh Wonder write…

 “In this unprecedented period of confusion and loneliness, we wanted to contribute to the world’s efforts to make sense of it all, in the only way we know how. We are taking it back to how we started this band and embarking on a new project called “Home Tapes”, where we will seek to write, produce and mix songs at home to share with the world on a regular basis. In the absence of certainty, at least we will have music, and we hope that these songs provide some comfort, companionship and relief to those that need it.”
Josephine and Anthony

Stay tuned for further ‘Home Tapes’ releases.

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