Dentists are a devious bunch when it comes to music. They hold you captive with yacht-rock while scraping your teeth, and they make up 2 minute songs like “Stop Zombie Mouth” to keep you brushing. Josh Benus’ Nashville-based artist project Glass Dove exposes the dark side of the American Dental Association with the music video for “On My Own.”
Directed with excellent chops by videographer (and Tennis drummer) Steve Voss, the “Own My Own” short film follows a family man’s spiral to get to the root of what it means to live his own life. A magical toothbrush reveals the plaque in his daily routine, and the song takes place as its own nebulous character.
Produced by Owen Biddle (The Roots, John Legend), Glass Dove’s debut full length album Half Life Wilderness is set for an independent release this year. The vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer has released several singles this year, including “Patterns of My Mind” that features Liz Cooper and Desert Noises.
Recalling the beginning of Glass Dove and the upcoming album, Benus says, “It started with me and Owen in a room with a laptop, a microphone, a MIDI controller, and a pocket synth. It completely blossomed from there into something meaningful for me. The sound is meant to be much bigger than that. I try to approach it from a holistic standpoint and ask questions like, ‘Is this cathartic for me? Is it universal? Will it be cathartic for somebody else? How does it relate to what’s going on in the world?’“
If the “On My Own” video is any indication, we’re ready for more catharsis (without co-pays) from Glass Dove this year.