Pop duo Oshima Brothers have released the music video for their latest single "Online" and it's not your traditional pop fare. Watch the video by playing the video above, and it might prompt you to think twice about what you do on the Internet.
Oshima Brothers - who are actually brothers, with Sean Oshima on guitar and songwriting duties and Jamie Oshima on guitar and other instruments - penned the new track about their frustrations with social media, according to the single's press release. "The song is a reaction to a few people that broke my heart a little," Sean explained in the release. So it's not the average light-hearted summer pop song; this one has something to say, while also walking that fine line between tough message and keeping a pop sound that audiences will want to listen to.
The accompanying music video is straightforward, featuring footage of Sean and Jamie performing "Online" in the recording studio. It's a very simple approach for a song that has a more complex message than usual. Yet it does allow the audience to focus on what the brothers are singing about instead of being distracted by anything going on in the video. With "Online," Oshima Brothers are taking their music back down to the bare essentials. But this developing duo (their self-titled debut album only came out in 2016) are also showing that they have some interesting ideas.
It's their first new single of the year and second overall after they released a live version of "Calling Your Name" in January. It's also easily their best single yet, and the video is a pleasant surprise, while also passing on a reminder that what happens online affects everyone.
"Online" is now available on iTunes. Music fans can also see Oshima Brothers live this summer as they tour throughout their home state of Maine. Below are Oshima Brothers' upcoming tour dates, with tickets and more information available here:
July 21 - Bucksport, ME - Bucksport Bay Festival
July 22 - Bowdoinham, ME - Bowdoinham Summer Concert Series
July 28 - Belfast, ME - Belfast Co-Housing Community
Aug. 01 - Waldoboro, ME - Raising The Roof: A Barn Party to Benefit the Waldo Theatre
For more on Oshima Brothers, visit their official website.