FAME PRESENTS: ONWE

ONWE1ONWE (pronounced “ennui”) is the moniker of David Welles, former male model who made the transition to recording artist in 2014, when he moved into a Bushwick, Brooklyn loft. Here’s the video, directed by Elizabeth Skadden and edited by ONWE, to ‘Unpaid Internship’ from the AA-side single “jk bb” (out now on Capitalist Records)

David explains: “I’m an art persona. Let’s have a conversation! I’ll start: foremost, I’m the embodiment of the characteristics my curator dislikes in himself. Do you fear your hypocrisies?”

I wanna strike out on my own
But I realize that I’m a carbon copy of everyone I’ve ever know
And there’s nothing original that I will do in my whole life

I don’t want youth to pass
But I don’t want youth to be my whole life

I’m afraid of the world
Don’t wanna be where disaster strikes
Don’t wanna be a man, I am just a boy
I’m afraid of the world
Don’t wanna be where the action bites
Don’t wanna be a man, I am just a boy

Hello
Isn’t anybody listening to what I have to say?
No

‘Cause I’m a whiny little bitch
I think I’m entitled to everything
‘Cause I’m a whiny trust-fund kid
Can’t believe I work an unpaid internship

I don’t want youth to pass
But I don’t want youth to be my whole life

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Photo by Timothy Murray