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The Shadows Whisper — Alex Okami Escapes the Clutches of a Toxic Relationship in his Candle-lit Video for “Under My Skin”

The shadows whisper
Where have you been
As death dives deeper
Under my skin

With the brooding echoes of post-punk’s darker hues, Alex Okami’s latest single, “Under My Skin,” delves deep into the realm of toxic relationships, encapsulating the essence of a liaison as lethal as death itself. Set against a backdrop of shadowy guitar strums, throbbing bass, and the soft dirge of organ-like keys, the track stands as a modern-day Byronic ballad, dark and melodically rich.

The accompanying video, shot within a candle-lit sanctum, exudes gothic rock elegance. A red glow bathes Okami’s smoldering visage, enhancing the track’s haunting allure. This visual tableau not only complements the song’s somber tones but elevates it, wrapping the listener in the glowing aura of gothic ambiance.

“Under My Skin” weaves a narrative on the perils of staying in a dead-end relationship. The lyrics, poetic and poignant, weave a tale of entrapment and despair, highlighted by Okami’s haunting vocal delivery.

Watch the video for “Under My Skin” below:

Alex Okami, an indie singer-songwriter hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, uniquely navigates the realms of dark wave and post-punk, drawing profound influence from titans like The Cure and Depeche Mode. His musical journey, initiated with the debut of the “Under the Same Moon” EP in 2020, offers a glimpse into his inner world, characterized by melancholic tunes and a distinct acoustic resonance.

As he approaches the release of his first full-length album, Okami’s latest offerings, “In the Dark” and “Under My Skin,” showcase a refined synthesis of electronic flair with his foundational acoustic style. This evolution marks a matured phase in his musical expedition, hinting at the depth and complexity awaiting in his upcoming work.

Scheduled for 2024, Alex Okami’s forthcoming album is anticipated to be a deep dive into his artistic growth. It aims to merge raw emotion with his signature sound, promising an immersive listening experience that reflects Okami’s continued exploration and innovation in music.

Listen to “Under My Skin” via Bandcamp, or Streaming here.

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