- 07 Jun 19
The Clare-born artist has already clocked up over 1.2 million streams on Spotify.
Currently in the middle of his Stateside tour, hotly tipped Irish musician Oscar Blue has released a gorgeous new single, 'A Dance At The Crossroads'. The track pays homage to an Ireland of yesteryear, while incorporating a fresh folk-pop sound that's uniquely of his own time.
Since releasing his debut last August, Oscar has rapidly become a Spotify success story - receiving major support from the platform's editorial playlists, and clocking up a total of over 1.2 million streams across 75 countries.
Having already sold out headline shows in the Sound House and Upstairs at Whelan's, the Clare-born singer-songwriter has a busy summer ahead. His current string of American dates has featured sets at the renowned Scratcher Sessions in New York City and several Sofar Sounds appearances across the East Coast. He returns to Ireland in August, to play the Main Stage at Indiependence in Cork.
As well as supporting major acts like The Academic, Cathy Davey and Ryan Sheridan, Oscar has also received praise from one of his musical heroes, Luka Bloom, who has compared the young artist to Tracy Chapman.
'A Dance At The Crossroads' is an ode to the Ireland of his grandparents' generation, with lyrics inspired by Jack B. Yeats and Sean Keating's images of summers gone by. Oscar brings his tender portrait of the rural West into the present with an irresistible folk-infused indie-pop sound.
"I feel the place runs in my blood and is part of my soul," Oscar reveals. "This song is for all who have lived, experienced and loved on this island. Whether they're miles from home or have never left, this song is for everyone with a connection to the west."
Stream, 'A Dance At The Crossroads', produced by Ryan O'Shaughnessy at Bayview Studios, and featuring vocals from Laura Elizabeth Hughes, below: