The message at the heart of Rob Owen’s music is perfectly encapsulated by the title of his first EP, Common Ground. “The songs are about interconnection or ‘inter-being,’” he explains. “They are about the common ground we all stand on but often forget about.” Tugging at the heartstrings and capturing the soul of audience members, is one of Owen’s strong suits as a singer/songwriter. His journey as a musician began when he moved from Silicon Valley to Aptos, and the change in scenery added what he calls a “different dimension in [his] writing.” Here, he has found solace in his family and a muse in everyday life. “I find that at the place where inspiration and influence collide, there is an infinite ocean of creativity,” says Owen.
Most recently, that creativity has manifested itself in the form of a moving music video, entitled “Another Breath.” The honest and incredibly catchy love song is an ode to his partner. “It’s about trying to soak up as much sun, love and smiles as possible with my wife until I have to go back to my day job,” Owen explains. With rough-around-the-edges vocals akin to Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, Owen croons longingly: “Can we lay here for another chance to feel this love/We can come again/We can lose ourselves when we’re together/Wishin’ this moment would last forever/Can we lay here for another breath?” Asked about the intention of his heartfelt lyrics, Owen mused, “I want to connect with people at the level where words don’t do justice to a thought or emotion. I’m talking the place that your mind goes when you are staring at the ocean—it’s a place you find when you look into your lover’s eyes for an extended amount of time.”
INFO: For more information about Rob Owen and to watch his latest music video, visit robowenmusic.com.