Novo Amor unveils hard-hitting new music video for “Utican”

Novo Amor has unveiled the official music video for his new single “Utican.” The track is the latest to be released from his upcoming album, Birthplace, which will be released on October 19th via AllPoints.

The music video for “Utican” — which can be found at the top of this post — centers around the topic of emotional abuse, complemented well by the nature of Novo Amor’s music. Expanding on the video concept in a little more detail, “Utican” director Ethan Graham states that “It’s a culmination of meanings – from a young boy’s realization 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.”

Coming from the perspective of someone who wrote the song, Novo Amor shares that “Musically, Utican represents a proud, celebratory realization that you don’t need something 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.”

If you like what you hear from “Utican,” you can pre-order your copy of Birthplace here. To support the release, Novo Amor is heading out on a full-band world tour this fall. The tour kicks off on October 16th in Manchester, UK, and then wraps up on December 6th in Los Angeles, California. Check out all of the dates below, and pick up your tickets here!

Tue 16 Oct – Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Wed 17 Oct – Saint Luke’s, Glasgow, UK
Fri 19 Oct – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Sat 20 Oct – The Haunt, Brighton, UK
Mon 22 Oct – Union Chapel, London, UK
Tue 23 Oct – Union Chapel, London, UK
Wed 24 Oct – La Maroquinerie, Paris, FR
Thu 25 Oct – Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg, DE
Sat 27 Oct – Vega, Copenhagen, DK
Sun 28 Oct – Kagelbanan, Stockholm, SE
Tue 30 Oct – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium BE
Wed 31 Oct – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, NL
Thu 1 Nov – Gruenspan, Hamburg DE
Fri 2 Nov – Funkhaus Berlin Nalepastrasse, Berlin DE
Mon 12 Nov – Atlanta GA, US
Wed 14 Nov – Union Stage, Washington DC, US
Thu 15 Nov – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY, US
Sat 17 Nov – The Sinclair, Cambridge MA, US
Tue 20 Nov – Theatre Farimount, Montreal, CA
Wed 21 Nov – Velvet Underground, Toronto, CA
Fri 23 Nov – Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL, US
Sat 24 Nov – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN, US
Tue 27 Nov – Bluebird Theater, Denver CO, US
Wed Nov 28 – The Commonwealth Room, Salt Lake City UT, US
Fri 30 Nov – St. James Hall, Vancouver, CA
Sat 1 Dec – Columbia City Theater, Seattle WA US
Sun 2 Dec – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR, US
Tue 4 Dec – Swedish American Hall, San Francisco CA, US
Thu 6 Dec – Lodge Room, Los Angeles CA, US