On Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 9:00 PM, in conjunction with CPR Indie 102.3 and Night Lights Denver, the music video for Oxeye Daisy‘s “Wanting” will make its premiere as a socially distanced visual and auditory experience in downtown Denver as its projection mapped onto the Daniels & Fisher Tower (aka the Clocktower Building). The visual was directed in Los Angeles by celebrity portrait and fashion photographer Casey Curry prior to the coronavirus outbreak.
“The music video is obviously very slow and abstract. The eeriness juxtaposed with the beauty and the slow build of the video fits really well with the mood of the song,” vocalist Lela Roy says. “I didn’t want the video to be overtly sexual, but I think the suggestiveness of it all is right in line with the feeling of ‘Wanting.’”
The music video premiere for “Wanting” will begin at 9:00 PM sharp on June 3, projected onto the Daniel Fisher Building with a countdown and synchronized launch of the song and visual. An abridged version of the music video art installation will then remain in rotation through the entire month of June.
“Wanting” will be formally released on streaming platforms at midnight on June 4, 2020 and the video at 6:30 PM on YouTube. Oxeye Daisy encourages people to bring headphones, tune into Indie 102.3 and view the video live but to take the necessary precautions to socially distance themselves and wear masks if interacting in public spaces.
“Wanting” is also a vulnerable testament to a woman’s sexuality. Mixed by Patrick Riley of the Denver duo Tennis, it’s a departure in sound for the group that almost didn’t see the light of day.
“I was very lonely and horny when I wrote ‘Wanting,’” recalls lead singer Lela Roy. “I loved the idea of writing a very overtly sexual song. I wanted to write something that really embodied sensuality and female sexuality in a raw but un-exploitative way. That idea felt rebellious and edgy to me, but it took me a long time to actually get the courage to show anyone this song. It seemed almost too personal and explicit to share.”