Owen Pallett | 28/05/15

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Today OWEN PALLETT debuts a brand new video clip from his critically acclaimed In Conflict album. Director Brian Vu said the following about the video, which was premiered via i-D, ‘The Passions was filmed by my friends and I in familiar places. It’s an abstraction of the various stages of love shot within a video portrait style.’

Pallett said the following about the track: ‘I wrote “The Passions” after a period during which my definitions of “love” were being redefined.  Queers are united by our desires, by our prioritization of the needs of our bodies and souls over the needs of tradition and societal structures.  But I feel there is more to it than that.  Our lovers are our family, our brothers and sisters as well as our sexual partners.  “The Passions” is about the blurry distinction between these definitions.’

Following dates in Europe, Owen Pallett arrives in the UK later this week for 4 live dates culminating in a performance at Field Day Festival on London on Saturday June 6th. Pallett will also be appearing at this year’s Sonar and Green Man Festivals. Full live dates are below, with UK dates in bold. Tickets are available here.

May 28th | Vancouver BC | Biltmore Cabaret 

June 1st | Coventry UK | Fargo Village

June 3rd | Cardiff UK | Portland House 

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

June 11th | Ogden UT | Ogden Amphitheatre 

June 13th | Toronto ON | Bestival 

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

June 15th | Winnipeg | Union Sound Hall 

June 19th | Barcelona SP | Sonàr 

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 

July 21st | Lausanne CH | For Noise Festival 

August 22nd | Storkow DE | Musikfestival Alinea Lumr 

August 23rd | Brecon Beacons UK | Greenman Festival 

August 25th | Frankfurt DE | Palmengarten Musikpavillon 

August 26th | Berlin DE | Pop-Kultur Festival 

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.