With his country-fueled sophomore effort A New Testament set to drop next month, a notably less sad Christopher Owens has been keeping busy with the release of new tracks like It Comes Back To You and Stephen, along with a gooey new music video for Nothing More Than Everything To Me.
Recently, the ex-Girls frontman recorded an acoustic session for the U.K.’s Subtv, and even the stripped-down versions of his upcoming tracks sound somehow more approachable and antithetical to 2012’s sorrow-fueled Lysandre. Brian Deneke, a dedication to a 19-year-old punk singer who was slaughtered by a “killer in a car who stepped on the gas,” is a more narrative-fueled lamentation, while I Just Can’t Live Without You (But I’m Still Alive) appears to be about exactly what the song title suggests. Check out the videos below, and be sure to appreciate Owens’s lithe guitar work up-close, as well as his preferences when it comes to nail polish (a dark, chipped blueish-lavender).