Oscar Jerome features in Stella McCartney campaign, touring Europe in Autumn

“Oscar Jerome is amazing. There is absolutely no denying it” – Wonderland
“One of the UK’s brightest songwriting hopes” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Oscar Jerome makes thoughtful, political, modern jazz” – Notion
“One of our favourite upcoming artists” –  Hypebeast

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Following the release of his latest single ‘Gravitate’, South London artist Oscar Jerome is starring in the current campaign for Stella McCartney’s new ‘All Together Now’ collection alongside Joy Crookes, Femi Koleoso (Ezra Collective) and KEYAH/BLU. The collection was recently launched at Milan Fashion Week – for which Oscar was invited to perform live at the event – and is inspired by the iconic Beatles ‘Yellow Submarine’ film. Much like the film it takes its cues from, the campaign is described as a “psychedelic adventure through a colourful world and a celebration of the power of music.” You can watch the ‘All Together Now’ campaign film below.

Oscar’s new single ‘Gravitate’ – which has seen frequent spins from 6 Music (Gilles Peterson, Shaun Keaveny, Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq), Radio 1 (Phil Taggart, Annie Mac) and 1Xtra (DJ Target, Jamz Supernova) – follows on from a run of UK dates supporting Kamasi Washington and arrives alongside news of a lengthy European tour later this year that will culminate in his biggest headliner to date at London’s Heaven. Taking inspiration from the sounds of British broken beat and featuring Joe Armon-Jones (Ezra Collective) on piano and several of his fellow band-members in afrobeat ensemble Kokoroko, ‘Gravitate’ comes with a video – available to stream below – which features Oscar and his current band of collaborators performing the track live in the studio.

‘Gravitate’ is also available to stream & download at all streaming platforms: https://OscarJerome.lnk.to/GravitateSo 

‘Gravitate’ sees Oscar Jerome at his best, his Trinity Laban Conservatoire training shining through in a way that’s usually reserved for his exuberant, all-out live show. In the track Oscar delivers his jangly, shimmering guitar against a sun-soaked backdrop of jazzy keys, lush vocal harmonies and a gloriously polyrhythmic percussion section that drives the track from start to finish. Oscar says of the track: “This pays homage to a lot of the pioneers of the British broken beats genre as well as a lot of my soul, jazz and rock influences. The subject matter is both cosmic and personal. I reference a lot of imagery of the early life of a star in space as well as ideas of individuality and self-acceptance.

TOUR
Jul 13 – Birmingham, UK @ Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival
Jul 26 – Malmesbury, UK @ WOMAD Festival
Aug 24 – Jastarnia, PL @ Salt Wave Festival
Aug 30 – Vlieland, NL @ Into The Great Wide Open
Sep 11 – London, UK @ Red Bull Round Robin Festival (Solo performance)
Sep 18 – Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn
Oct 17 – Paris, FR @ MAMA Festival
Oct 24 – Madrid, ES – Bogui Jazz Club
Oct 26 – Norwich, UK @ Bermuda Bobs
Oct 27 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
Oct 28 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Oct 31 – Dublin, IE @ Sound House
Nov 1 – Glasgow, UK @ The Blue Arrow
Nov 2 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
Nov 3 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
Nov 6 – Cologne, DE @ Artheater
Nov 7 – Berlin, DE @ Maschinenhaus
Nov 9 – Munich, DE @ Folks! Club
Nov 10 – Zurich, CH @ Papiersaal
Nov 12 – Paris, FR @ Badaboum
Nov 13 – Brussels, BE @ Ab Club
Nov 15 – Nijmegen, NL @ Merleyn
Nov 16 – Rotterdam, NL @ Birdfest
Nov 19 – London, UK @ Heaven
Nov 29 – Tocumwal, AUS @ Strawberry Fields Festival

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