Thursday 24 January 2019

LISTEN: Oscar Jerome - 'Misty Head / Sunny Street'

I first heard South London artist Oscar Jerome last year through his EP Where Are Your Branches? which featured the gloriously saxophone-laden Smile On A Screen. He had a pretty busy 2018, proving to be someone to watch in London's growing jazz scene. He's been featured on v ariosu playlists, supported by the likes of 6 Music and 1Xtra, sold out London's Village Underground and toured consistently through the year, including a recent run of US shows.

Understandably, Oscar is keen to build on this momentum and has kicked off 2019 with new single Misty Head / Sunny Street. Elements of jazz combine with the influences of funk and hip-hop to create something truly glorious. So well layered is the track that each listen provides something new. That bassline, especially, is a piece of art in itself. Talking of the track, Oscar says that "this ones a little funky number I wrote when in a confused but happy state. I have to give a shout out to Maxwell Owin for helping with the production on this too, one of my best friends and favourite music makers." 

Everything points to 2019 being Oscar's year, so you're going to want to catch his upcoming shows so that you can be smug when he's playing much bigger venues... he's heading out in Europe for a short tour in February, including a date at London's wonderful EartH in Hackney on 20th February. Grab your tickets here.

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