Today is a great day to share the new music video from We Owe (the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Christopher Pravdica) called “Slight Inconvenience.” The single comes from We Owe’s full-length record, Major Inconvenience, that will be released everywhere music is sold on December 1st. As Pravdica wrote on the track:
I did this track instrumental with backing vocals. Trying for a more melodic sound. I was gonna do lyrics, but I found this patient interview that I very much related to, and I dropped it over the music. It fit so well that I was like: ‘Yo, this works!'” Video director, Jim Larson, continued: “The song ‘Slight Inconvenience’ contains an audio sample from an actual therapy session with a catatonic schizophrenic from many years ago. So I decided to sample the visual portion of the interview and edit the footage to make a new version to accompany the song.
I was also able to catch up with this artist for a brief interview below.
”Slight Inconvenience” includes audio from a patient interview with a man diagnosed with Catatonic Schizophrenia. Do you remember where you came across the recording? What was it about this interview that connected with you?
I first saw this video years ago and it stuck with me. I find the part of society where you have to be somewhat self aware to function properly terrifying. You have to be able to read your impact on people too without being 100 percent wrong with every interaction. It’s so easy to see when people can’t read their impact on others but so easy to miss the mark myself. Also to get fixated on irrelevant concepts that you perceive to be the impeding factor in your predicament is a trademark move in my part and also missing the mark.
The video for this track is the third in a string of visuals from Jim Larson that folks might consider “disconcerting.” Do you feel like emphasizing a sense of discomfort is a part of your goal with this release?
Not exclusively, but from my perspective, it’s an enchanting elixir. “Disconcerting “ is a fitting descriptor for things that I like very much. Jim Larsen and I have known each other for a long time and I think we know some things about each other’s taste for the irksome. After all I feel uplifted by this man who ultimately knows precisely what he wants to be and the fact that it’s to be a stupid musician.
Your new record, Major Inconvenience, is coming out this Friday. What do you hope fans and listeners take away from the record as a whole?
I could simply never. Not in lifetime of patient reflection hope for such things. In the basest sense though I hope that people like it enough to compliment me about it. I love compliments. Insults/criticisms are welcome too but mostly I’m fishing for compliments. So I guess I hope people like it.