One of our favourite singer-songwriters from South London just keeps on giving, it almost feels like he never gets any sleep as you see him touring all parts of the world. It only feels like last week when Lucy Palmer, PR agent for Oscar Jerome reached out to us shortly after the release of Oscar Jerome’s self titled, debut EP. Since then Oscar went from strength to strength, selling out my favourite venue in the world, London’s Village Underground, above all London’s finest seneschal of soulful jazz has made his appearance on 6 Music, 1Xtra, Boiler Room and SXSW.
Oscar Jerome developed his own, unique style which continues in “Misty Head / Sunny Street” with influence of jazz, funk as well as hip-hop. Produced by Maxwell Owin, the single is silky-smooth for most part but also vigorous. Groovy bassline with electric synths churn as Oscar delivers his message on the complexity of love, eventually the tracks hits crescendo, slowly drifting away, like a beat tape recording. Talking about the single for The Prelude Press “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.”
Music video for “Misty Head / Sunny Street” if filled with trippy visuals which is a common theme for Jerome’s music videos. He used his brother for the music video who underwent a metamorphosis to add to the peculiarity of love.
Make sure to check out the interview we did with Oscar on the brink of his career explosion: Interview with Oscar Jerome. He also recorded a mix for SR-Mag.