NEWS: OWEN MAKES HIS SOMBER RETURN WITH ‘THE KING OF WHYS’

Kinsella has always been a figurehead within Indie and Emo circles. He’s been key in the development of the scene, playing through the decades with Cap’n Jazz, American Football, Joan of Arc, Their/They’re/There, and even playing alongside The Promise Ring in a sweet cover of Adele’s ‘Rumour Has It’ for the AV Club a couple of years back. But the one constant in Kinsella’s ever changing musical pursuits for the past 15 years has been his solo project, Owen.

Owen today announced the release of their latest album, The King of Whys, accompanied by the first single from the record, Lost. The song explores retrospective views of where you could be in life if you had taken paths in life, looking back on youth and how you ended up where you are right now; it’s a self aware monologue entwined with a sobering ensemble. The tranquil strumming of Kinsella’s guitar throughout the song is somewhat of a rarity when compared to his other music, but here it adds a level of depth to the song once it begins to layer over itself and a full picture is painted.

Kinsella is over in the UK this year with with Owen and American Football, playing a a single exclusive date at Arctangent Festival, and with tickets still available it is well worth your money with a line up also including mewithoutYou, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, La Dispute and many, many more.

Lost is currently streaming over at npr, and the record is due out on June 29th through Polyvinyl records.

 

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