OH WONDER Return with New Single ‘Hallelujah’
Five years since the release of the first Oh Wonder single, the duo returns with a triumphant new tune, Hallelujah.
Oh Wonder’s success story is one for the ages, and after 2 billion streams and a million record sales globally, 2019 doesn’t seem to be slowing them down. Josephine and Anthony have delivered an anthem for creative and artists everywhere. Hallelujah stresses the importance of persistence in an industry filled with naysayers:
‘Hallelujah’ is a song of defiance that we wrote for anyone that has ever been told they can’t do something. As music-making teenagers, we were both discouraged by naysayers who declared that we would never be successful, that we weren’t good enough, and that we could never be superstars, so we should just give up. When we met each other, we bonded over our shared experiences of setbacks and near-misses, and set ourselves the highly unrealistic goal of releasing music and touring the world. After two albums and a world tour of 43 countries, we have only recently had a chance to process the last 5 years. ‘Hallelujah’ is a reminder to ourselves, as much as anyone else, to not care what people think of you, to work hard, be yourself and try your best. It’s our personal anthem of self-acceptance that we hope will encourage others to “wear their crowns”, no matter what anyone else says.
The accompanying one-shot music video, made in collaboration with Gregory Ohrel and Supple Nam, is simplistic yet gorgeous. It represents the beginning of a new Oh Wonder era and we cannot wait for their third album.