John Oates Release New Single “Disconnected”
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“Disconnected,” a new single by John Oates has been released.
In a press release, Oates stated:
“There are always times in our lives when we all feel ‘Disconnected’ from something or someone … emotionally, physically, spiritually or any of the above, but the important thing is to never give up hope and strive to find a way to pull it all back together.”
As per Oates, “Disconnected” is a track that he “re-discovered” during the pandemic. He explained:
“The theme felt even more timely and I produced a reimagined version at home using GarageBand on my Mac.
“Then took that into Addiction Sound studios in Nashville and assembled an all-star rhythm section to bring the home demo to life … a lot of the original GarageBand tracks are still on the finished recording.”
As part of its release, the single also came with a new music video. “As far as the idea, I played a lot of the instruments on the song, and so then I was visually inspired by Taylor Swift using multiple versions of herself in a video,” Oates said, likely referring to Swift’s recent clip for her No. 1 song “Anti-Hero.” He described his video as a “low-rent version” of Swift’s. He added:
“It was important for me to visually nod to an important part of my musical past and create some throwback moments in the production.
“That’s why I’m wearing that great 1960s sparkly jacket and why I do some ‘Temptations walk’ dance steps. That’s my history coming back to life.”
Check out his official newly-released music video below.