Oscar Jerome releases ‘Misty Head / Sunny Street’ ahead of UK/EU dates & appearances at SXSW6 March 2019
“One of the UK’s brightest songwriting hopes” – The Line Of Best Fit
“His light burns intensely by itself” – Notion
“This exponent of London’s thriving jazz scene is living for the moment” – Dummy
“Oscar Jerome steps into a crowded scene and immediately demands attention.” – Earmilk
Coinciding with UK/EU tour dates and several appearances at SXSW, Oscar Jerome releases new track ‘Misty Head / Sunny Street’. Dining on a healthy influence of jazz, funk and hip-hop, this latest single is delivered with the same signature gritty charm now expected.
‘Misty Head / Sunny Street’ rides an intoxicating and silky-smooth groove as lysergic guitars and impassioned vocals serenade above a warm bed of technicolour synth hues. Talking about the track – and once again nodding towards one of his many collaborators – Jerome remarks: “This one’s 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.”
Raised in Norwich immersed in jazz, soul and blues, Oscar found his own musical prowess as a late teen studying at Trinity Laban College, South London. He penned the 20-million-streaming ‘Abusey Junction’ for his first project, Kokoroko, and found a welcoming home in a bursting scene that was a forward-thinking melting pot of jazz, West African music, soul and dance music, held together by a restless desire to bring those sounds in line with the 21st Century experience. As the neo-soul wave grew in popularity over recent years, Jerome finds himself at the forefront of new artists taking the London jazz scene by storm.
Listen to ‘Misty Head / Sunny Street’ here:
20/2 London – EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney)
21/2 Paris – Le Pop-Up du Label
22/2 Amsterdam – BitterZoet
24/2 Leuven – Het Depot
26/2 Dublin – The Ruby Sessions
02/02 Rome – Alcazar