Jarrow has today shared a new video for ‘Season.’ The single comes from his second album Expensive Hugs which is out now via Barely Dressed / Remote Control.
Premiered today on Pilerats, the video is Jarrow aka Dan Oke‘s take on gun culture in America. As he describes “Season reflects my outside perspective of the desensitization of gun culture within the USA. It’s a topic I feel pretty strongly about – which I feel a lot of Australians share. The track attempts is to point out the ridiculous nature which spawn daily incidents in the US & the trivial comparisons that are made in the process.”
Dan has curated the Cancel Violence Against Women Fundraiser at The Gasometer on August 17with performances by Jarrow, IV League, Swim Team and more. The night will raise money for a number of Australian and Victorian organizations such as WIRE, Safe Steps, IWDA, Carrie’s Place, WISHIN and Djirra. Each of these foundations prevents and raises awareness for domestic violence and violence against women.
Expensive Hugs reveals the immense pleasure that Jarrow takes from experimentation in the studio. Drawing inspiration equally from 21st century meme culture and classic 90’s indie-rock, the album is an immensely enjoyable dash through Oke’s world of hooks, weird soundscapes and riff-jams – all fighting to break free of his perfect pop structures. The resulting tension between wild abandon and classic form is what makes Dan such a compelling artist. Piano rumbas follow tightly constructed vignettes and extended guitar freak-outs. It’s all there in 29 minutes of joy, written and performed with a knowing grin.
Expensive Hugs is available to purchase on all formats here.