Following on from the release of his abrasively pop-infused single ‘Denny’s’, Melbournite producer / multi-instrumentalist, Owen Rabbit, has just revealed the accompanying music video that features home movie footage shot on VHS of a 3-year-old Owen growing up in his hometown of Darlington, WA.
Owen explains the motivation behind the clip and its link to the song –
“Everything seems less complicated in hindsight. I had some pretty serious nostalgia looking through all the old 8mm cassette tapes. They were all dated from the early 90s. The footage had a primitive edge to it.
I feel like Denny’s has some rough edges as well and they meshed well together. Especially the plane footage; my dad used to have a plane and he used to take me flying all the time. It was heaps of fun using the joystick.”
– Owen Rabbit
The new single has gained fast momentum since its initial release three weeks ago, with support from the likes of triple j, #2 on Hype Machine Now charts, Spotify’s NMF playlist, #4 position via AMRAP metro charts and a slew of worldwide blogs.
‘Denny’s’ carries a deep and personal message that Owen felt passionately about conveying; touching on mental health issues and how seeking professional help and music saved his life.
The second half of 2015 saw a vigorous touring schedule, including a recent national run with producer / vocalist, JOY. performing largely to capacity rooms. Live reviewers described his show as “Nothing short of weird and wonderful“ – Music Feeds and “Really insane vibes“ – Vulture Magazine.
Owen will now hit the studio to keep working towards his debut EP, which is scheduled for release in the first half of 2016.
‘Denny’s’ music video is now available to view via YouTube.