“There’s been a strong lineage in British music of bands and artists coming out of art school: from Pete Townshend to PJ Harvey, Blur to MIA. Latest in that long line is 23-year-old north Londoner Oscar Scheller, a former student at famed London art college Central St Martins and creator of infectious lo-fi bedroom-pop, such as single ‘Daffodil Days’. Where others have celebrated their time at creative institutions, though, Oscar describes his as a letdown… [However] that influence is still clear on Oscar’s debut EP, ‘Beautiful Words’, in its ‘collage’ approach, combining string samples with rickety drums and crooner-inspired baritone vocals. It’s a sound he describes as “gangsta melancholy”, noting that his favourite music has “big happy-sad vibes”, like his own.” — via NME
Check out “Stay” from ‘Beautiful Words’ below!