Today in our “Out Of The Blue Corner’ ICC Digital brings you the new single and video from a young singer, songwriter and ‘star on the rise’, Oscar Blue, who at the age 22, has been hotly tipped by many to be the next big voice coming out of Ireland.
Born in County Clare, Oscar recently broke over 5 million streams on Spotify; prior to lockdown he sold out his debut headline show at Whelan’s in Dublin and played a string of American tour dates.
Spending lockdown perfecting his new EP, working alongside the renowned producer Philip Magee, (The Script, Kodaline, Gavin James) this indie-pop single. ‘Backyard Mafia’, from his new EP is a hint of big things to come for this talented young artist.
Speaking about his new single, Oscar Blue says:
“The song is about imperfect friendship and brotherhood – particularly what that looked like in the context of my rural Irish upbringing. The song is almost like 22 years of things unsaid,compiled into 3 and a half minutes. I think guys, particularly those where I come from, don’t tend to talk about their emotions much or express in words how much we care about one another. So this song is me throwing all that taboo out the window and saying it as it is. I’ll always love the people that shaped me growing up and I think life is too fragile not to let them know that.”
Here is the link to buy Oscar’s new EP & Single on Spotify
What the press and musicians are saying about Oscar Blue:
“Lilting melodies and commanding songwriting”. Nialler9
“An irresistible folk-infused indie-pop sound”. Hot Press
“Really beautiful”. Ed Smith – Today FM
“One of the most naturally talented writers I’ve had the pleasure to have worked with” Philip Magee
“Oscar Blue has the good stuff” Luka Bloom
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