Continuing the genre defying alt rock of artists like Beck and Cake, Mouth Breather (AKA Owen Hooper) creates a kind of irreverent sonic landscape that tells a very familiar story.
The 23-year-old Montreal native knows too well the affects of today’s alienation and speaks to the anxiety that comes with living in the digital era. Merging lyrical poignancy with a throwback production style reminiscent of late 90s-early 2000s pop rock, Mouth Breather’s work is a refreshing departure from the hazy onslaught of indie psych bands who worship in the house of Tame Impala.
Mouth Breather’s latest single, “Weakness” has an upbeat exterior and perhaps a somewhat darker interior. Heartbreak? A crazy ex lover? It’s hard to tell exactly what weakness he’s speaking to, but the result is a wild deconstructed groove that’s hard to press pause on.
Listen to Mouth Breather’s “Weakness” below: