The video features well known Brazilian skater Og De Souza, and showcases his lust for life and skateboarding. Check out the video here.
Directed by Ravi Dhar (Lianne La Havas) with Director of Photography Russell Houghten (Transworld, Urban Isolation, Volcom, New Balance) at the helm, ‘Passion’ follows disabled skater Og De Souza in his native Recife, Brazil. There is a lot to Og - in his prime he was attempting and landing the same tricks as the best skaters. He had polio as a child which led to his disability. Originally using the skateboard as a simple means to get around Og perfected the sport and became a shredder. He has gone on to inspire disabled skaters worldwide. Quite simply he is a legend.
“Og has a such an amazing passion for life, positivity, and of course, skating,” says frontman Aaron Bruno. “It’s an inspiration to me and what he does is a great example of how to overcome obstacles in life through your passion. I know music has saved my life on more than one occasion. It’s an honour for us that he wanted to be a part of this video and share some of his life together.”
‘Passion’ is featured on Here Come The Runts, AWOLNATION’s third studio album due out on February 2nd, 2018. Fans can preorder the album at awolnationmusic.com and receive instant downloads of ‘Seven Sticks of Dynamite’ as well as ‘Passion’.
In support of Here Come The Runts, AWOLNATION will be embarking on a North American headlining tour with support from Nothing But Thieves on February 11th in Toronto. They will then be crossing the pond for a European/UK run throughout the month of April. A full list of European tour dates can be found below. Tickets are on sale now. Find more information at awolnationmusic.com.
AWOLNATION On Tour in April6th - Paris France @ Les Etoiles
7th - Frankfurt Germany @ Gibson
9th - Zurich Switzerland @ Dynamo
10th - Lausanne Switzerland @ Les Docks
11th - Milan Italy @ Santeria Social Club
12th - Munich Germany @ Backstage Werk
14th - Vienna Austria @ WUK
15th - Prague Czech Republic @ Roxy
16th - Warsaw Poland @ Proxima
18th - Berlin Germany @ Kesselhaus
19th - Hamburg Germany @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
20th - Amsterdam Netherlands @ Melkweg
22nd - London UK @ Scala
25th - Dublin Ireland @ Academy