PETER OREN SHARES VIDEO FOR ‘ANTHROPOCENE’
NEW ALBUM ANTHROPOCENE OUT 10 NOVEMBER VIA WESTERN VINYL
“One of 2017’s most incredible voices”
“Wonderfully rich songwriting, the stark message is allied to some fantastic musicality”
Clash ‘Track of the Day’
God Is In The TV ‘Track of the Day’
“Emotional and intense”
Watch the video for ‘Anthropocene’ here:
Twenty-five-year-old, Indiana-born artist Peter Oren recently announced his second album, Anthropocene, will be arriving 10 November via Western Vinyl. Along with the announcement Oran shared the first single and title-track, today he has followed up with the grand, beautiful yet sorrowful video.
Speaking of the self-filmed, self-directed video Peter said:
“The Anthropocene is not something an individual can escape. Sometimes I feel like one of many fleas jumping around this big/small world in search of a place that’ll do, whatever that might mean. The last five years or so has involved a lot of long drives and isolation as I’ve explored and sought places to hold, if only in passing. These travels felt in part like the manifestation of rejection of the place I was born to, called “Indiana,” and a search for what’s next. I’ve learned that one cannot move to the future as a physical place that is waiting with clean sheets and a hot shower.
One of the most haunting sights I can think of seeing on these drives is an oil refinery at night that emanates light into the dark and vast spaces of high-desert “America”. In passing on the highway they appear as a beautiful yet terrible and imposing city made of light.
It felt only right to pair the music of the song “Anthropocene” with shots from a long, meandering drive to and from the pacific northwest from the midwest. Being a bit arrogant and controlling, I decided to shoot and edit the whole thing myself even though I’d never made a video before. I have a new respect for the medium.
As Johnny Cougar Mellonhead (that’s what my dad called John Mellencamp) would say, “C’mon baby take a ride with me…”