- 04 Aug 21
Tipped as one of the Hot Press 'Hot For 2020' Irish acts, last year saw Oscar Blue clocking up over 1.7 million Spotify streams.
Clare singer-songwriter Oscar Blue is debuting the brand new music video for 'Backyard Mafia' tonight at 7pm over on his social platforms.
Mindfully anthemic track ‘Backyard Mafia’ showcases the 22-year-old's mature and heartfelt songwriting yet again - displaying artful ballad-style storytelling and sentimental memories of growing up in rural Clare.
Recently, the musician has collaborated with acclaimed producer Philip Magee - famed for his work with Kodaline, The Script and Miles Kane - while preparing for the release of his forthcoming EP.
The new musical partnership has resulted in thrilling new developments in Oscar's sound – powerfully showcased on previous single, 'Sober from You'.
Having sold out his debut headline show in Whelan’s, completed a string of American tour dates, appeared on Hot Press Lockdown Sessions’ Y&E Series, as well as the world’s largest folk gathering Folk Alliance earlier in the year; Oscar Blue's distinct folk-pop sound seems destined to go stratospheric.
Making sure his emotional and unforgettable vocals are at the forefront of each EP track, lead single 'Backyard Mafia' explores strong themes of brotherhood, imperfect friendships, and coming of age.
“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," Oscar said of the song's origins.
"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.”
Recently garnering attention from domestic and international management, publishing and label industries - there’s some big announcements due to come this year.
Listen to the powerful new single below and check out the video release at 7pm: