The OWLS – ” Jesus Let Me Fly “

Posted: May 20, 2017 in MUSIC
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The Owls have also been missing in action for a time, but that’s less of a break for commercial purposes than an acceptance that the musical experience and the pressures thereof can result in depression and anxiety damaging the people in it. Jesus Let Me Fly (Independent) is them refreshed, but with a laconic and maybe even weary feeling that comes from a Catholic upbringing in Newcastle. Although, that’s our very own Hunter Valley location, even allowing there are literal and figurative echoes that nod toward Britpop, or even America’s Pacific Northwest circa 1994, in their musical musings.

Their new single “Jesus Let Me Fly” is a musical amalgamation of 60’s garage rock and 90’s alternative rock, with influences from The Dandy Warhols and The Vines, to The Kinks pulsing throughout. While lyrically it deals with issues of mental health, growing up within a conservative town only to discover a significant lack of belonging within the mold and reality of the environment. These rock inspirations, together with pop sensibilities weaved throughout, by Lachlan Mitchell, places The Owls on the front foot for the remainder of 2017

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