Oh Wonder have unveiled the video to their new single, ‘Ultralife’. The track is the first to have been released from the band’s second album, also titled Ultralife, on 16th June through Island Records. It was written, recorded, and produced by the duo from their home studio in South East London.
The video was shot on location in LA with director Daniel Uribe. Uribe previously worked alongside the band on the video for ‘Without You’ from their debut record.
In an era in which pop careers require careful planning, Oh Wonder are an anomaly. They’re a band formed by accident not design, a duo who didn’t intend to play live but spent more than a year touring the world, and a major label act who never saw this being anything other than a DIY project.
Ultralife is both Oh Wonder’s extraordinary second album and their debut proper. Its eponymously-titled predecessor, released in late 2015, was a collection of songs they had posted online at the rate of one a month, which millions of listeners fell in love with, turning London-based Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West into reluctant pop stars. Now their first album is fast approaching half a billion streams – a happy accident indeed.
Listen to another new album track, ‘Lifetimes’, here!
Oh Wonder are currently out on a tour of the US, interspersed with two performances at this year’s Coachella. They’ll return to the UK for a London show in Omeara on May 10th and a festival slot at the Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Oh Wonder Live:
12th April – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas
13th April – The Glass House, Pomona
14th April – Coachella Festival
17th April – Ace of Spades, Sacramento
18th April – Ace of Spades, Sacramento
19th April – The Catalyst, Santa Cruz
20th April – The Lobero Theater, Santa Barbara
21st April – Coachella Festival
3rd May – Prince Charles, Berlin
10th May – Omeara, London
19th May – El Plaza Condesa, Mexico City
23rd May – Town Ballroom, Buffalo
24th May – Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park
26th May – Higher Ground, Burlington
27th May – Boston Calling Festival
28th May – The Stone Pony, Asbury Park
2-4d June – Heartland Festival, Kværndrup
3-5 June – Pinkpop Festival, Landgraaf
14-17 June – Bergenfest, Bergen
9-16 August – Sziget Festival, Budapest
18-20 August – Dockville Festival, Hamburg
16-19 August – Pukkelpop, Kiewit-Hasselt
25-27 August – Reading & Leeds Festivals