Oh Wonder reveals the video for their latest single, “I Wish I Never Met You,” taken from their upcoming third album, No One Else Can Wear Your Crown, set for release on February 7th, 2020. The new album will include their first single “Hallelujah” and more recent follow-up “Better Now.” The duo has also unveiled international dates for the “Wear Your Crown Tour,” which is on sale now at www.ohwondermusic.com. See a full list of dates below.
Dedicated by Josephine to “all my cheating ex-boyfriends,” the “I Wish I Never Met You” video is a surreal accompaniment to the emotional turmoil of toxic past lovers that lurks beneath the track’s buoyant surface. Like everything Oh Wonder touches, “I Wish I Never Met You” is a testament to the duo’s ability to bring light into the darkest subject matters.
“I Wish I Never Met You” is another intriguing taste of Oh Wonder’s third studio album, No One Else Can Wear Your Crown. Written and self-produced in Oh Wonder’s own home studio, before being co-mixed with Cenzo Townshend (Bat For Lashes, Christine & The Queens, Jungle), the album explores a host of different emotions and experiences – some forged on the road on their last world tour, which included 300,000 world-wide tickets sold, and others from taking a break and reflecting on all that they’ve accomplished as a band so far, which includes a Top 10 album, a billion streams worldwide and global sold out tours.
It’s therefore unsurprising that No One Else Can Wear Your Crown has an overriding message of self-acceptance, empowerment and joy. It’s there in the Carpe Diem chorus of first single “Hallelujah” – a song of defiance that Josephine and Anthony wrote for anyone that has ever been told they can’t do something. This energy and refreshing positivity are the product of some well-earned time off, and throughout their new album, Oh Wonder proves themselves a band able to capture those extreme highs and lows of daily life.
It’s difficult not to leave No One Else Can Wear Your Crown feeling uplifted and entirely convinced of the power of Oh Wonder. Recharged and ready for the next chapter, Oh Wonder appears more able than ever to just make it work: whether navigating the big questions of how to live and work with your partner down to the everyday drama of what happens to your dog now you have to go back on tour. No One Else Can Wear Your Crown is a candid, restorative set that offers a welcome antidote to our turbulent times, from a band firmly writing their own bright future. Ask, believe, receive.
“WEAR YOUR CROWN” WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES:
March 3 – SWG3 (Galvanisers) – Glasgow
March 4 – Albert Hall –Manchester
March 6 – Academy –Bristol
March 7 – O2 Institute – Birmingham
March 9 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – London
March 11 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels
March 12 – Alhambra – Paris
March 13 – Paradiso – Amsterdam
March 15 – Live Music Hall – Cologne
March 16 – Docks – Hamburg
March 17 – Astra Kulturhaus – Berlin
March 30 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
March 31 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
April 1 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
April 3 – The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
April 4 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
April 5 – Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA
April 7 – Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY
April 8 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
April 10 – MTELUS – Montreal, QC
April 11 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Toronto, ON
April 13 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
April 14 – The Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
April 15 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
April 17 – The Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
April 18 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
April 20 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
April 21 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
April 22 – Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, BC
April 24 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
April 25 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
April 26 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA