Photo Credit: Rémi Thériault (@remitheriault)
By Alissa Arunarsirakul // January 14, 2021
Based in Ottawa, Akeem Oh is a versatile talent you’ll soon be hearing on airwaves throughout the world. Whether he’s a hopeless romantic or simply an incredible songwriter, Oh certainly deserves your attention. Before we get to indulge in his forthcoming EP this summer, Oh holds us over with a lighthearted new video for “Winter Crush.”
On “Winter Crush,” Akeem Oh shared,
“I wanted to create a song with as many layers as I could put into it. The song itself is about those first few dates you have with someone. You’re just getting to know them and everything seems to be going so well. I wanted to recreate that feeling of being overwhelmed by someone.”
It’s not every day you fall head over heels for someone remarkable, but today’s the day you’ll absorb Oh’s innocent love in “Winter Crush.” The indie-pop-rock track is now accompanied by a playful visual that follows a new couple experiencing butterflies for the first time. By the end of the “Winter Crush” video, you’ll be yearning for a snowball fight with your closest friends.
“I wanted all of that to reflect in the music video as well. What I love the most about the music video is how innocent it all feels. It’s the start of something new between these two people. They’re off, doing silly things together for the first time. There are dancers in a few scenes, and they are there to amplify those feelings.”