Oakman Share New Single ‘Missed Connections’

French trio Oakman return with new single ‘Missed Connections’, released alongside a dark and brooding music video.

Photo:Aurélien Mariat

Following their appearance on Rude Records’ The Getaway Tour earlier this year – alongside labelmates Delaire The Liar and Modern Error, ‘Missed Connections’ signals the start of Oakman’s latest era.

It arrives with a wondrous music video directed by Aurélien Mariat, which sees vocalist Marine Lanzillotta take centre stage in a dark and brooding fantasyland.

Check it out below.

The band’s first new music since the release of their ‘SCP’ EP last year, Marine has said about the track:

“‘Missed Connections’ is a song about loneliness, the denial of reality, and the pursuit of something that will never exist.

“The opening lines of the verse establish the feeling: the hope that something that is deeply important to us may turn out as we have always imagined. Eventually, that won’t be the case. For me, the second verse makes the most sense. We create a mental picture that we fantasize about and hope to avoid confronting ourselves with the real problem. In the end, we realize how lonely we truly feel. We find ourselves stuck in an unsolvable situation, and to cope, we continue to wander because nobody wants to sink. That’s how I feel in everyday life.”

The vocalist also shared an insight into the single’s fantastical music video:

“We wanted to go for something a bit cardboard-like, like a theatrical set design, to represent wandering in the night of a city. The music video begins with the protagonist in a state of oblivion, symbolizing a sort of mental lethargy. Then, she awakens in a new world and embarks on a journey through various scenes, seemingly searching for something. Eventually, the character is drawn towards a light in the sky, filling her with hope that she will discover what she’s looking for. She ultimately realises she is entirely alone and is returned to the state of oblivion she felt in the beginning” 

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