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WHEN HAVE YOU PROVED SOMEONE WRONG? SEND US YOUR ANSWER ON A POSTCARD AND WE’LL FEATURE OUR FAVOURITES, OR MIGHT EVEN SEND YOU ONE BACK IN THE POST.

the word love is synonymous with friendship, acceptance, and unconditional support. thanks for making some lovely ass music and giving me some of the best friends a girl could ask for.
Megan
Banks  
Atlanta  
 
You make all my days a lot better! Without you,,,, it seems impossible to stay tuned on possitive vibe...
Alex
Petkovich  
Russia/Moscow  
 
You make all my days a lot better! Without you,,,, it seems impossible to stay tuned on possitive vibe...
Alex
Petkovich  
Russia/Moscow  
 
accepting the other person(s) unconditionally, being there for and with them, learning how they want to be loved and letting them grow. and of course, letting them have the last slice of pizza :)
Hanna
 
DE/HH  
 
Adam
Adam  
Melbourne  
 
I proved to the schizophrenic voices in my head I can still be a highly functioning individual, even with them so prevalent! #CrownOf Voices InterWhistle
JC
 
Southwest USA  
 
I got my hair cut short and at school people call me every name in the book for no reason i got told i would end up growing iy back because im a wimp, but i think it goes pretty well with my crown :)
Jess
Cook  
Uk  
 
I fell in love with Oh Wonder years ago and recently saw them in Oxford front row for the first time... ACTUALLY MET JOSEPHINE AND MY LIFE IS MADE (she noticed me from the front!!)
Jade
Daubney  
Hampshire  
 
I’m currently working on my mental health, being at a mental hospital for the second time. I used to think I should just give up but now I want to get better and live life.
Noga
 
Israel  
 
I was once told that I would never be happy, but here I am making friends, traveling and having the time of my life.
Emily
Ries  
Austin  
 
A lot of people said I was crazy when I decided to start medical school at 25. But here I am in my 4th year on my way to becoming a doctor.
Kelly
Lee  
UK  
 
I used to listen to album no.1 on the school bus when I had no one to sit with, now I jam out to album no.3 in my car on the way to work and I couldn’t be more proud of you guys! :)
Cara
Gray  
United Kingdom  
 
I mostly proved myself right - I didn’t think I’d be able to travel by myself for months, but it went really well and I even got to see OW in Berlin!
Leïla
F  
Montreal  
 
My sister. She is one of the only people in my life who has shown me unconditional love and supported me continuously. She deserves all of the love in the world :)
Abbie
Ward  
Lowestoft  
 
I’ve been told that I’m too stupid to study engineering at university. I’ve entered one of the best universities in my country and now I’m studying mechanical engineering!
Sakurako
 
Tokyo, Japan  
 
Love is when someone just makes everything seem better. The good times, the bad times, everything. ❤️
Simon
Shorthouse  
UK, worcester  
 
Hello oh wonder, I love you so much. I proved myself wrong, I used to believe I would never overcome my fears and I would be happy. Last week I did the thing I was so scared of! I am proud and happy x
Mabel
Horn  
England, Oxfordshire  
 
few believed in me when i switched my major to sociology. now i’m getting ready to move to the other side of the world to volunteer for 2.5 years. i have never been happier!
nicole
 
california  
 
Someone or people that is like another part of you but like.. They make eveything in life so much better.
Nicole
 
Canada  
 
Someone told me that I can't do it and that I'm too scared to try & break free. But she's wrong, and I'm gonna prove her that I'm worth every risks and failures. Gonna prove u wrong, 2019-self
Teresa
Gueco  
Tarlac. City, Philippines  
 
I love you, OW! thanks to your music, I always find the right ways and solutions. your music only inspires and motivates you to go forward. thank you for your creativity and positive. LOVE YOU ♡
Kamila
 
Nur-sultan, KZ  
 
I really love you guys. When I knew that you will come to Taipei I was so excited. But I don't know if I can be there that day. I still hope you have a wonderful time in Taiwan!!
Kelly
Lee  
Taiwan  
 
I really love you guys. When I knew that you will come to Taipei I was so excited. But I don't know if I can be there that day. I still hope you have a wonderful time in Taiwan!!
Kelly
Lee  
Taiwan  
 
I really love you guys. And when I knew that you will come to Taipei I was so excited! I don't know if I can be there that day.But I still hope you have a wonderful time in Taiwan !
Kelly
Lee  
Taiwan  
 
everything.
aarika
bawa  
bangkok, thailand  
 
Everything: It changes how you see the world and makes you want to do good.
Eloise
Evans  
London, UK  
 
At work! Honestly my boss seems like he always doubts me because I’m a girl but I always out do what he thinks! #GIRLPOWER
Shayna
 
Tennessee, USA  
 
Hello!! My fiancé and I are obsessed with your music and were so excited when you came to Oklahoma City! Our wedding is in July! Our first dance will be to your song Bigger than Love.
Kirsten
Fontenot  
Oklahoma, US  
 
I was a beginner archer when I was in high school, my teacher told me that I was not good at archery and I could not compete, but here I am now with gold medals and prove him wrong. lots of love🖤
Salsabila
Kalsum  
Jakarta, Indonesia  
 
The ability to accept others for who they are no matter what they did and, more importantly, being able to do the same for myself.
Caleb
Charlie  
USA, New Mexico  
 
Love is the most vulnerable human emotion. Being able to be open, honest, and passionate towards someone or something that you can’t imagine being without... That’s love.
Sage
Williams  
Kansas, USA  
 
When my family said "We're Not College People..." 👨‍🎓
John
 
New York  
 
Your music has helped me through the past 6 years. Battling depression and anorexia and becoming really unwell. And then, suffering a miscarriage last year and a breakup. I love you x
Katie
Barber  
England  
 
When I was 14 (back in France) the Head of my school told me learning languages didn’t lead anywhere. 5 years ago I moved to London, got myself a Masters with Distinction and landed a great job !
Melissa
V  
London UK  
 
I proved myself wrong by getting through it all even when I thought I couldn’t
Megan
Ackerman  
UK Southampton  
 
On Tuesday, I proved myself wrong because I finally did my trumpet exam which I thought I would be way too anxious to do! I came to your show the next day and it was the best way to celebrate! XXX
Lottie
Aikens  
Nottingham  
 
when i sat and studied 10 hours a day for a month for the hardest exam of my life
Andrea
Qi  
USA/Ocala  
 
I want to be all in but never out of your music
Illia
Koshytskyi  
Ukraine, Sumy  
 
My best friend and I have been following you guys since your first album and we are love all of yours music and now as we are 3,000 miles away from each other we still get to bond over it!
Alexandra
Wisniewski  
USA  
 
Your music was there for me through all my high school adventures, and is here for me now in university... 2300 miles away where I continue my adventures. Thank you for your magic & creativity xx
Elle
 
Portland, OR  
 
I fell in love with someone on the other end of the world. I made a plan and I'm gonna leave my life here and run to his arms in 2025.
Ida
FG  
China  
 
I kept my feelings for you.
gabi
pessoa  
Brasil  
 
When I got my Highschool equivalency at 25 and started college at 25 with a 4 year old son and 2 jobs.
K
S  
Wyoming USA  
 
Love you 💗
Giovana
Santos  
Brazil  
 
Met a guy @ uni 5 years ago. . He took me to my first OW concert in 2015 and I completely friendzoned him. No one, including myself, thought I would ever date him. Now I am stupidly in love with him.
Kelly
G  
Boulder, CO  
 
Few years ago. I realized that hate and toxicity wasn't the best way to communicate with the world. Now speaking only language of love and kindness xo
Sasha
 
from Russia  
 
Someone told me I wasn't worth loving because of my mental health, but here I am in a beautiful and loving relationship.
Phoebe H
 
CA, USA  
 
Your songs help me cope with my depression when I'm 14. I failed in my final test. I cried alone in the toilet with Landslide playing on my earphones. Feelin' better now :)
Kayla
 
Indonesia  
 
I made it to my dream university after being told i should aim lower. I'm now in my first year and i'm the happiest i've ever been. Thank you for keeping me motivated with your music x
Izzy
Hunter  
Nottingham  
 
Proved myself wrong, thinking I could never meet an artist I love, but I saw and met Oh Wonder at their OW3 album launch show in Sydney! :)
Mai E.
OW3 <3  
Sydney, AU  
 
Mostly, I've proved myself wrong. I spent years doubting whether I was good enough to really be a writer, to practice yoga, to join a club at college. I learned to wear my crown, as you say!
Kristin
 
USA  
 
Myself - every time I've convinced myself that I know everything there is to know about someone, including myself. I don't - people are infinitely complex and are beautiful for it x
Peter I.
 
Cambridge, UK  
 
I used to keep to myself. But Landslide inspired me to be more involved in my friends lives as a support system.
Christian
 
Chicago  
 
Took a year out of medical school to study a masters degree. Started with a lot of self-doubts that I am not good/smart enough but I worked so hard, got the grades and proved myself wrong!
Ernie
 
UK  
 
Continuously trying to prove myself Wrong and remember that I am happy thanks to my loud family, my weird and widespread friends, the adventures I have taken and the places I have yet to go.
Pippa
Rees  
Southampton  
 
Hi Josephine and Anthony, your music has done so much in my life, it’s what brought me to find someone that I love and it’s what certainly helped me get over her. Thank you for all the amazing music!
Hunter
Haro  
United States/ Pomona  
 
Everyone said I wouldn't be able to balance university, theatre, and dancing all at once, but now I'm almost done my first semester at uni, have a dance performance soon, and directed my own play!
Perniah
Junejo  
Burlington, Ontario  
 
YOUR MUSIC ALWAYS REFRESH MY SOUL. THERE'S NO WORDS TO EXPLAIN MY FEELING WHEN I'M LISTENING TO YOUR SONGS WHETHER I'M ABOUT TO SLEEP OR GETTING READY TO WORK. ILYSM
MARJORIE
LAUDIZA  
MANILA PH  
 
I was always doubted in the family in terms of not making it in college because i'd get pregnant. Lo and behold! I graduated and now is almost done with my Masters in Psychology :) xx
Rey
Ganotice  
Manila Philippines  
 
I have been a fan of you for so long thank you for making music that brought me out of dark times and pushed me to stay strong! Your positive energy and charismatic persona made me stay strong <3
miranda
trang  
usa/edina  
 
I made it into university, I married my best friend since seventh grade, and best of all I have lived so ferociously and deliberately that nothing and no one can ever take this fire away from me again
Siu
Woollard  
North Bay, Ontario, Canada  
 
Hey Guys, 10 years ago, my husband and I were told by Doctors, that we couldn’t have children. 12 years later, we have an amazing 2 year old son called ELI... who loves singing HALLELUJAH! X
Carla
Irving  
UK/ EASTBOURNE  
 
Hey guys! Wish you all the best, hope everythings ok!:) Just wanted to thank u for ur music and thoughts that u share with us, it helps in some low times! Still waiting for a show in Portugal! kisses
Carolina
Maurício  
Portugal/Fátima  
 
someone once told me I should distance myself from a friend because "she will always outshine you" I proved her wrong by never believing she was right.
Rebecca
Reed  
USA  
 
I wore my own crown and shrugged the negativity off of me
Shar
Concepcion  
Manila, Phl  
 
whenever i'm listening to your music i fel like i can forget all the problems and remember not just the good times i've had, but who i'm. Tnks for making me remeber that G.C
Giovanna
cominatto  
Brazil / Campinas  
 
When someone said to me ”you can’t sing like that”. Then I sang anyway just how I wanted to sing!
Lisa
Gudmundsson  
Stockholm, Sweden  
 
ive struggled with an eating disorder for years. so many people thought i was fine the way i was. years later, i’m working so hard and i see myself getting better.. i even proved my demons wrong too<3
ava
deandrea  
new jersey  
 
paren'ts have always told me that nobody will be able to love me. I am currently in a committed relationship with someone who has truly given me more love than I can ever dream to recieve.
jen
 
Sydney, Australia  
 
My friend said to me that OW won't have tour in Korea Guess what! There is a tour scheduled in Aug. 25!
Woojae
Choi  
S.Korea, Seoul  
 
For a long time I told myself I didn’t fit in anywhere, that I wouldn’t be content with myself... But look at me now, I work for a record label and I feel more like myself than I have in a while.
Mina
 
Pakistan  
 
dealt with trauma, came to peace with myself to get therapy even though everyone thought i'd never have the courage to do it!
Nicole
 
Singapore  
 
When I was in HS, I was supposed to be mentioned for making the honor's list but they never mentioned me so I worked hard throughout HS and at the end of the year awards my name was called 30x
Myguel Angelo
Del Mundo  
Covina, California  
 
i proved myself wrong when i stepped up at school and began to involve myself in student life. i became a version of myself that i never thought possible. thank you for everything, you two :)
Alana
 
Canada  
 
one time i was asked at work to do a task i wasn't familiar to. i was scared but then i proved myself wrong and finished the task. i proved myself wrong
Joan
 
Philippines  
 
They told me that the bullying wouldn't stop if i moved high schools, but i did anyway and it did. since graduating i've never been prouder that i chose to leave. lots of love xx
Mel
Boerlage  
Auckland New Zealand  
 
I Proved that my photography is good and I got invited to do some events because of it. Lots of people thought I wouldn't be able to do it because of my anxiety. But I managed and I crushed it!
Jessie
Irving  
New Zealand  
 
“We need a little heart hope” - Thank you for being mine for the last five years. I am finally okay with who I am, am defying all expectations and pursuing my dream of studying Art History.
Kerry
 
London  
 
I proved myself wrong by overcoming my struggle with anorexia. Thankful to the friends who loved me and checked in on me and helped me.
Suzi
Brook  
USA/Charleston  
 
My fiancee and I were long distance (UK-US) for 2.5 years. No one thought we'd make it. We're trying the knot in 4 weeks and we'll be listening to Ultralife as we sign the register!
Emily
Robinson  
London, UK  
 
I thought, of myself, that my life would be going down a diff path but with the input of friends and my mama, I'm reminded that everyone’s a work in progress and where I am is where I’m supposed to be
Naomi
Garrow  
SLC, USA  
 
When people thought I was a failed dropout due to mental health but I am now in a better mindset and am an aspiring fine artist :). Don’t give up.
Jack
Murray  
Glasgow, Scotland  
 
when i was younger i wanted to be in the church band and some girl gave me a triangle and said “here’s an instrument you can’t screw up” now i’m on stage every week rocking the drums.
nat
:)))  
US, orlando  
 
People who once didn't want to believe me... All of that from my school: teachers & classmates... But I raised myself, thanks to others and my own faith... That's how I showed'em who I can be
Jeka
NM  
Mexico  
 
People who once didn't want to believe me... All of that from my school: teachers & classmates... But I raised myself, thanks to others and my own faith... That's how I showed'em who I can be
Jeka
NM  
Mexico  
 
I proved myself wrong this winter. I told myself that I would never be able to recover from my heartbreak. But I did. And now I’m feeling hopeful again.
Matilda
M  
Sweden  
 
Your music has inspired me in many ways. It has taught me to love myself and to not let the bad days get me down. It lets me have hope when some days i don’t. You two have changed my life <3.
Aaron
Friedl  
Cape Coral, FL USA  
 
My ex-boss purposely overloaded me with projects that I was not qualified for to break me. I showed him wrong & now he praises me for doing such good work. I am now getting my MPH degree at UCB! I<3U
Ky
Van  
U.S. / Sacramento  
 
someone told me they believed i'd never find happiness. i'm still here, finding happiness in the small moments. the unexpected and predictable, and the loudly quiet mundane. i seek happiness everyday.
ki
 
england  
 
Last year, I was in a place educational wise that I didn't want to be in. People told me I couldn't get to where I wanted to by the time I did. Well, I'm there now! :)
Liam
Francois  
Ystrad Mynach  
 
Started my dream research job on the way to becoming a chemistry professor. "Academi a is way too competitive" "You will never make it in that world as a woman". See me prove them wrong.
Indigo
Bekaert  
Amsterdam/Netherlands  
 
Lost a close group of friends that weren’t good for me. I thought I would never bounce back and make new friends and they probably thought the same, but I’ve already got some new amazing pals!
Miya
Beintema  
Canada/Kitchener  
 
I proved to myself that I'm stronger than I think, and proved to people around me that I CAN stand up for what I believe is right. I hope I showed them that we just need kindness more than ever. ily.
Fern
 
United Kingdom  
 
I first met some online friends at your gig in Norwich in 2017. I've been listening to your music daily for years now. Thank you for everything. Love, Ethan x
Etahn
Francois  
Ystrad Mynach  
 
i proved myself wrong by overcoming my doubts & anxiety and sailing the english channel for a week. it ended up being the most fun i’ve ever had
eleanor x
 
 
 
you told me i was too hard to love and now i only surround myself with people i love who love me.
myah
vogt  
atlanta, georgia  
 
I was told by my Secondary School “Don’t stay on, you won’t achieve anything”. I now work in a school with pupils who have learning difficulties. I love it. I’m good at. I’ve proved you wrong.
Apple
 
Glasgow  
 
I love your music because it so perfectly captures my feelings, all the ‘happy’ songs have certain melancholy to them while the ‘sad’ ones manage to be optimistic. You are so authentic! Keep doing you
Lena
Duma  
Poland/Warsaw Uk/Oxford  
 
have loved you since i first heard white blood four years ago 💖 can’t wait to one day finally get to see you live but until then i’ll just sing my heart out to hallelujah every morning in my room 💕
molly
 
belfast  
 
When I worked my ass off to get scholarships and pay my way through college!
Sophia
Xoxo  
USA  
 
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