Owen Pallett | 16/04/15

Image: Sky Behind The Flag

OWEN PALLETT debuts a brand new video clip from his critically acclaimed In Conflict album. Directed by Eno Swinnen, the captivatingly animated video holds the already vivid narrative of "The Sky Behind The Flag" against an entirely different context, a sort of intergalactic missed connection all of which leaves the viewer to glean one's own personal meaning from the juxtaposition.

The video premiered yesterday with The Fader here, and Pallett said this of the song: "The song is about how great distance can exist between things that appear to be very close, like two lovers, or two halves of a brain: the extrovert that is engaging with the world, and the introvert that is providing commentary."

Pallett is currently on tour in mainland Europe and will be performing at Field Day in London on June 6th, before touring in North America. All tour dates are below. For tickets, head here.


April 17th | Budapest HU | A38

April 19th | Kosice SK | Tabačka KulturFabrik

April 21st | Warsaw PL | Pardon To Tu

April 22nd | Warsaw PL | Pardon To Tu

April 24th | Tallinn EE | Jazzkaar Festival - Vaba Lava

April 25th | Colmar FR | Supersound Festival - Le Grillen

May 31st | Stratford-upon-Avon UK | Stratford Art House

June 1st | Coventry UK | Fargo Village

June 3rd | Cardiff UK | Portland House

June 6th | London UK | Field Day - Victoria Park

June 14th | Calgary AB | Luke’s Drug Mart

June 15th | Winnipeg | Union Sound Hall

July 13th | Quebec City QC | Festival D’Été de Québec

July 18th | Ostrava CZ | Colours of Ostrava

July 23rd | Cartagena SP | La Mar de Músicas - Catedral Antigua

August 21st-22nd | Storkow DE | Musikfestival Alinea Lumr

September 5-6th | Essen DE | Ruhrtrienalle

September 10-12th | Raleigh NC | Hopscotch Music Festival

In Conflict is full of love songs— more specifically, songs about liminal states and our loved ones locked in battle with them.  “The record is meant to approach ‘insanity’ in a positive way,” Owen says— emphasis on the ironizing scare quotes around singular notions of insanity.  “Depression, addiction, gender trouble, and the creative state are presented as positive, loveable, empathetic ways of being.  Not preferable, per se, but all as equal, valid positions that we experience, which make us human.”  Watch the album trailer for In Conflictfeaturing illuminating liner notes in an alpine landscape, HERE.

In Conflict is available on CD, digitally, standard edition LP, and on limited edition double LP (with 3 bonus tracks), through Dom Mart. You may order the album HERE.