Striking a balance between nostalgia and innovation isn’t easy, but Wake Owl, a Portland/Vancouver, BC-based duo comprised of singer/songwriter Colyn Cameron and multi-instrumentalist Aiden Briscall, channels that perfectly with “Candy.”

Warm, soothing vocals, engaging percussive elements, and an entrancing atmospheric feel are juxtaposed with the song’s lyrics, which paint an image of hopelessness and stagnation. Its evocative accompanying visuals, directed by Toronto-based filmmaker Kevan Funk, capture the very same spirit of the lyrics, following the mundane but curious life of a young man.

“Candy” appears on Wake Owl’s debut album, The Private World of Paradise, now available via Vagrant Records. Watch the visuals for “Candy” above.