David Wingo Gets 'Some Sweet Relief'
Recent Chronicle cover boy David Wingo makes indie rock albums, yes, but his music comes rooted in film. Since his graduation from UT's Radio-Television-Film program in the late 1990s, he’s made his business scoring soundtracks for films.
It’s no surprise, then, that the music video for his band Ola Podrida’s latest single, the wishful “Some Sweet Relief,” plays out like a movie.
Directed by local filmmaker Kat Candler ("Hellion," "Black Metal"), the video follows a father and son through their respective days – both immense struggles containing fights, failures at work, and a gutwrenching Little Leagues strikeout – before settling on the two sitting together on a dock watching fireworks over the Neches River in East Texas. It’s an emotional and eloquent sequence that, in a span of just four minutes, convinces you to root for the characters and even consider its message a while after.
Wingo and OIa Podrida have a lot to be excited about these days. In addition to enjoying all the wonders and hygiene that come with having just returned from a two-month tour, the band just last night announced that it’s a part of this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, happening Nov. 8-10 at Auditorium Shores.