Wye Oak shares the hymn-like “TNT,” one of two new songs from the Baltimore-born, Durham-based project, both of which inspect the ways we get to understand ourselves better, even when it’s least expected. Listen to the first single now and watch its Spencer Kelly–directed music video, rooted in Jenn Wasner’s lyrics of reflection. Wye Oak will return June 22 with “Its Way With Me.”
Wasner had this to say about their new single:
“TNT” is about the changing of the seasons, and using the passing of time as a means of reflecting on your own growth. It’s about joyfully acknowledging all of the ways in which you’ve grown while trying to accept the parts of yourself that are still stuck in patterns of repetition. And it’s about learning to see outside of the more superficial parts of your personality in order to attempt to understand the other, and reach some kind of equilibrium in spite of how different we all can be.
Stack had this to say about the visuals for “TNT”:
We wanted the visuals to capture the cyclical and disorienting qualities of time that come up in the song. We played with some spatial and time effects, and left the camera running on the mirrors which were fabricated by our friend Jason at Night Owl Creations.
[photo: Jade Wilson]