Owls & Lions – ‘God Bless You & Protect You’

Owls & Lions aren’t just your usual wedding band. The New Jersey group show that you can have not just live music, but a band that plays original songs, with an original sound and approach. They make celebratory, stylishly rustic folk-rock, equally suitable for ceremonies, singalongs, parties, and quiet reflection, and their latest single, ‘God Bless You & Protect You’, although addressed to a child, could as easily work for a spouse, a parent, or a dear friend.

Latest EP, ‘There’s A Light’, is a showcase of warmth, compassion, and romance, and on ‘God Bless You & Protect You’, the verses are split between singers Jay Della Vale and Nicole DeLoi, their vocals and songwriting sharing a beautiful sweetness, particularly in the harmonies.

The music video has been inspired by the hit TV series, ‘This Is Us’, and flashes back and forth between past and present while maintaining a central storyline. DeLoi is the songwriter and main character, and we see her having flashbacks to moments from her childhood with her dad. Della Valle plays DeLoi’s father, singing to a younger Nicole (played by her daughter). It’s a circle of protection for the most precious thing in the world – showing how the unconditional love a parent has for a child transcends generations. The goal of the video, simply put, is to tug on your heartstrings – whether you’re a parent or someone who has lost a parent – so be prepared for some happy tears.

Watch the video for ‘God Bless You & Protect You’:

Owls & Lions - God Bless You & Protect You (Lullabye Version) Official Music Video

You can find Owls & Lions on their official website.

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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