Oscar Key Sung shares euphoric new single 'Shallow'
With a trip to this SxSW coming up shortly, today Melbourne's Oscar Key Sung shares his newest single - the euphoric 'Shallow'. Having gathered praise world-wide for his blend of pop, RnB and beat creation, the track will be the first look at new material the multi-talented artist has been working on in transition between Australia and Los Angeles.
Of the track, Oscar says;
'This song put simply is about relationships. Inspired by my own experience and close friends around me who I have seen go through similar experiences and given council too. When you want to be with someone, up ahead there is the idea of the two of you and how you will be together. But it is often a mirage that does not exist the way it looked in the distance when you arrive there.'
Oscar Key Sung is something ecstatic and undone, a sound that winds simultaneously through RnB's golden past and pop's near future. Increasingly the music of Oscar Key Sung sways between emotional ferment and physical movement, a captured catharsis that has certainly found its fans. His music has received national radio rotation in Australia and earned Oscar both praise and airtime from legendary BBC Radio 6 presenter Gilles Peterson. But this musical polarity hasn’t just been invoked for his newest material. Notably in 2013, Oscar was hand-picked by Mercury Music Prize-nominated artist Ghostpoet and Brooklyn-based artist MeLo-X to collaborate on their MELOGHOST project.
His celebrated debut EP Holograms which featured breakout single 'All I Could Do', swells between rasping, arctic percussion and vocals that seem drawn from his body on a single breath. In 2015 Oscar confidently solidified the hype and critical acclaim surrounding his previous endeavours with a new EP and string of UK support dates. Altruism brought the powerhouse vocal and production marriage that fans and critics adored from previous releases.
Key Sung’s diligence in maintaining a captivating and high quality output was met with a UK support tour alongside London 3-piece and 2015 BBC British Artist of the Year nominees - Years & Years. The tour would prove to legitimise Oscar Key Sung’s swelling Australian profile into a realm of international accolades and success. Having recently appeared as a guest of the Avalanches on their triumphant return to the live landscape, he'll now turn his attention to his own shows, with a single launch in Melbourne followed by appearances in Mexico and SxSW.
Oscar Key Sung 'Shallow' Single Launch
w/ Clark (Warp) - Planète - Corin
@ the Night Cat // Friday 24 February