“I have never and will never lie to you,” Girls’ Christopher Owens promised fans in April, reacting to a suggestion that his best-known biographical fact about being raised in the Children of God cult was a disingenuous publicity stunt. “I’m the real deal.” And if subsequent reporting on his past didn’t close the book on that kind of talk, watching him reminiscence on the subject in this interview offers even more evidence that his music, story, and artistic persona are all indeed sincere. MBV points to a 2-part chat with director Travis Matthews, in which Owens candidly discusses his past, sexuality, influences, and, most importantly (to me), the forthcoming Girls record in his bedroom.
What’s more, Owens unveils a brand new song, “Oh My Love,” which he says was influenced by Dwight Yoakam and Taylor Swift, while sitting adjacent to an ironic(?) poster signed by Miley Cyrus. This whole scene is undeniably full of win. Check out the excellent new tune below, and set some time aside for the full interview here and here. By the way, as Pedestrian also notes, the follow-up to Girls’ debut is being mastered as we speak for a potential fall release.