Finneas has shared a single from his highly-anticipated debut album Optimist with “A Concert Six Months From Now,” a soaring ballad that’s accompanied by an equally stunning music video filmed at the Hollywood Bowl. What begins as a scattered strumming, with Finneas’ low-voiced murmur narrating the start of a doomed romance, eventually bursts in chaotic and pained affirmation — “I never learned to call it quits,” he cries out. The music video for the song, directed by Sam Bennett, offers up a colossal arena in the Hollywood Bowl to play host to the entirety of Finneas’ heartache.
From the moment it opens on him in the dark corners of the massive stage, leaving the shadows to applause that’s revealed as the camera turns to be emanating from empty seats, Finneas’ movements are as transfixing as his heartstring-tugging crooning. He sways and stumbles, dancing in a kind of pain as he relates all the ways his optimism has both failed him and remained a crux he clings to. But it’s ultimately that optimism that wins out in the end, and the song — written in the middle of the pandemic — is an ode to the perseverance of people, even if it’s just the simple, willful act of being able to look forward to something.
Finneas’ debut album Optimist is out October 15, pre-order it here. With a slew of Optimist tour dates, Finneas will be perform at the Wiltern in Los Angeles on October 27. Opening for Finneas will be marinelli. Tickets to Finneas at the Wiltern go on sale to the general public on Friday, Aug. 13 at 12pm. There is a verified fan presale on Thursday, Aug. 12. Hope you signed up!
Watch the video for Finneas’ new single “A Concert Six Months From Now” below!
09/03 – BottleRock Festival – Napa, CA**
09/18 – iHeart Radio Music Festival – Las Vegas, NV**
10/01 – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX**
10/08 – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX**
10/25 – The Observatory North Park – San Diego, CA
10/27 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
11/01 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
11/03 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/04 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
11/06 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
11/08 – Summit – Denver, CO
11/10 – Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
11/12 – Ohio University – Athens, OH^^
11/13 – Theatre of The Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
11/14 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
11/16 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
11/18 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
11/20 – Théâtre Corona – Montreal, QC
11/21 – The Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
** Festival Set