PAWS – Owls Talons Clenching My Heart (Music Video)

by Steven Spoerl

It’s only been a few weeks since the review of “Owls Talons Clenching My Heart” went up, along with the assertion that Youth Culture Forever was among the years very best LP’s. Since then, PAWS have endured a massive, unexpected amount of scrutiny following a debacle with Morrissey. While the band picked up a considerable amount of press because of it, nothing’s changed: Youth Culture Forever sounds as good now as it did a month ago and “Owls Talons Clenching My Heart” is still an undeniably strong song- and now it has a music video to match it. Essentially just a cinematic tour diary, it’s surprisingly striking visually and the tone’s a nice complement to the song itself. It’s also impossible to say no to fireworks, open skies, open roads, and skateboarding. “Owls Talons Clenching My Heart” spans a lot of the US and it features more than a few recognizable landmarks (what’s up, First Ave?) in the process. Most of all, it’s a nice reminder that winter’s finally over and doing most of the things that happen in the video is possible again.

Watch “Owls Talons Clenching My Heart” below and take a road trip to enjoy the sun.