I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME are continuing to deliver holiday content with another new video. Following the release of their Christmas Drag EP earlier this month, “Oh Noel” marks the second offering after “Merry Christmas Everybody.”
Just like its jolly predecessor, “Oh Noel” is filmed in purposefully low-res quality. When asked if he set the mood in the studio to record Christmas Drag EP, frontman Dallon Weekes told AltPress that the holiday garb was reserved for these videos.
“Not for the studio,” Weekes explains. “But we did shoot some music videos over the course of a day at my home with this 30-plus-year-old VHS camera shot it all on videotape and have my family come over and help out and did some just little simple one shot, one take sort of lyric videos for the songs. So I’m excited to see those themes finished. I had the VHS tapes handed over to the engineers to transfer to digital, so we’ll see how long it takes.
Weekes also discussed the inspiration behind “Oh Noel,” which was co-written with Weekes’ longtime friend Nate Pifer.
“A lot of people seem to have or at least come across, at some point in their life, people on a more troubled path than they are. That’s what [“Oh Noel”] ended up being about. I’m really, really proud of how it came out. There’s a big spectrum of emotions that come with this holiday, because it is pretty centered around a lot of emotional concepts like family or religion and things like that.”
“A friend of mine, Stu Maxfield, came in and played the piano on the track. We went in on the first take, and the engineer chimed in and asked us if we wanted another pass at it. But we both looked at each other at the end and said, ‘No, there’s something special about that one.’ So first take, first try on that song.”
Check out more on Christmas Drag EP, iDKHOW’s forthcoming full-length and more here. Christmas Drag EP is available now via Fearless Records, and you can listen to it here along with the new video below.
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