Australia’s Oh Pep! have shared a new video for “Wanting” off their critically acclaimed album Stadium Cake.
The song itself is a mixed bag, — though a complete delight, seems to draw from two sources: the folksy pop rhythms, sprinkled in with a healthy dose of haunting violin, completes a complex picture of lightness and darkness; yin and yang. Taking a page out of The Shins’ James Mercer, Oh Pep! are able to weave melancholic undertones into a playful pop tune.
The video is composed of footage of Oh Pep! touring on the road. The driving narrative shows Pepita Emmerichs having her head shaved in the car by bandmate Olivia Hally, signifying the change that occurs over months travelling as a band.
Oh Pep! explained the video to Gold Flake Plant:
“We’ve spent the majority of the past 3 years on the road playing music, growing and learning all the way. This was filmed in Liv’s car around the streets of Fairfield in Melbourne where ‘Wanting’ was written. The hair cut, driving and the tour videos represent this constantly changing and moving lifestyle.”