Welcome to the Monday Music Discovery, a weekly mixtape of both new music video videos and singles of all genres of music by local bands in Oklahoma. In today’s Monday Music Discovery, enjoy new music from Channel 13, Marlik Depp, Deadweek, and The Imaginaries. If you’re interested in having your music video or new single highlighted, connect here.

Place I’m Missing by Channel 13

Artist Statement: We wrote “Place I’m Missing” at the beginning of quarantine while reminiscing on the places we wanted to go, people we longed to see, and late nights filled with adventure and memories. This song takes us back to these things we’ve missed so much during these challenging times, and we hope that even for just a few minutes it can take you somewhere too. “Place I’m Missing” is an early single release & feature track off our first EP “Nights Like This” set to release September 18th.

Noceur by Marlik Depp

Artist Statement: Marlik found his love for music at the early age of 10. He started playing the viola after being inspired by one of his favorite musicians, Max Ricther. He joined the orchestra at his school and his passion for making and appreciating music began to grow. At age 12, he began playing piano and discovered pianists, whom now are his biggest inspiration, such as Ludivico Einaudi, Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm. 

Playing and creating has become a therapeutic process for Marlik because he feels as though he can express his feelings through his music. To him, music should make you want to feel something.

His work is mostly piano with a neo-classical influence, but also with an ambient, chill vibe.

Purple Light by Deadweek

Artist Statement: Purple Light was written to embody a warm feeling or soothing relief when you are feeling down.

When lead singer Zola wrote the lyrics for Purple Light he was feeling very sad with life. Nothing was going right and he didn’t know what to do. One night he was driving and off in the distance he saw what appeared to be a purple light and he immediately felt relief and calm again, like everything was right in his world.

Our hope is that once you hear this song, anything that may be troubling you slowly washes away and you too can feel the same comfort that Zola felt.

Walking On A Wire by The Imaginaries

Artist Statement: Walking On A Wire “is about the balancing act that artists face daily,” says Maggie McClure. “It’s about opportunities that we’ve been given that have been taken away due to circumstances completely out of our control. But it’s also a song about keeping the faith and staying the course, no matter what.”

The video, which once again pairs the duo with director Reagan Elkins who directed their previous two videos “Revival” and “Thinking ‘Bout You”, shows the couple separated and lost wandering through the desert in search for each other. They are both physically and mentally struggling to figure out where they are and what to do next. Through imagery and symbolism to represent the struggles they’ve been through the past year; they receive glimpses of hope that they will find each other that unfortunately vanish right before their eyes. They are hanging on by a thread, being pushed to the limits, but never actually give up their search for enlightenment and one another. Will they find each other? Fans will need to watch the video to find out.

The video was shot over two days in Little Sahara State Park in Waynoka, OK. With over 1,600 acres of sand dunes, ranging in height from 25 to 75 feet, the vast dunes have formed over time from terrace deposits, remnants of prehistoric times when the Cimarron River flowed over the entire area. They also shot some scenes in Fairview, OK at the majestic Gloss Mountain State Park, sometimes called the Glass Mountains because it has a high Selenite content that mimics a shiny glass exterior.

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at DennisSpielman.com