New Release & Video: Novo Amor – Utican

Photo Credit: Daniel Alexander Harris

Novo Amor has unveiled the official video for his new single Utican. The track is the latest to be taken from his forthcoming debut album Birthplace, to be released on 19th October

Much like the video for the album’s title track – which seeks to address the monolithic problem of plastic in our oceans and was awarded Independent Video of the Year at the AIM Awards earlier this week – the storyline for the Utican video also centres on a topical and emotional issue, befitting of the cinematic nature of Novo Amor’s music

Take a look below…

Speaking about the Utican video concept in more detail, director Ethan Graham shares: “It’s a culmination of meanings – from a young boy’s realisation of looming adulthood and sexuality, to he and his father coming to terms with the loss of his mother. His memory of her is slowly deteriorating and the only way he can hold onto this is by wearing her dresses and applying her make-up the way she used to when he was a little boy. It’s an emotive coming-of-age story that nurtures a masculine relationship in a beautifully delicate way.”

Expanding on the thoughts behind the song itself, Novo Amor shares: “Musically, Utican represents a proud, celebratory realisation that you don’t needsomething in your life. You are no longer a resident of your past…The name ‘Utican’ refers to the idea of becoming a resident of Utica, a place in which I’ve spent a fair bit of time and started to feel at home. Utica is more of a metaphor for that time of my life, rather than the actual place”

Novo Amor will introduce audiences to Birthplace with a lengthy UK and European headline tour this Autumn

Full listings as follows:

Oct 16 – Manchester, Gorilla
Oct 17 – Glasgow, Saint Luke’s
Oct 19 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Oct 20 – Brighton, The Haunt
Oct 22 – London, Union Chapel
Oct 23 – London, Union Chapel
Oct 24 – France, Paris, La Maroquinerie
Oct 25 – Germany, Heidelberg, Karlstorbahnhof
Oct 27- Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega Small Hall
Oct 28 – Sweden, Stockholm, Kagelbanan
Oct 30 – Belgium, Brussels, Botanique – Orangerie
Oct 31 – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso Noord
Nov 01 – Germany, Hamburg, Gruenspan
Nov 02 – Germany, Berlin, Funkhaus

Novo Amor is working with two UK charities – Julie’s Bicycle and Energy Revolution – to limit the environmental impact of his upcoming tour dates by minimising waste at shows and balance his fuel consumption and Co2 emissions. This self-applied ‘pollution tax’ will be used to generate clean, renewable energy through projects such as wind power generation and reforestation in India