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NEW NOISE: OSCAR WELSH

Oscar Welsh talks us through his ever-growing sound, developing his creativity and everything that is on the horizon.

The weather right now isn’t the best. Between the blisteringly cold winds and sudden change of temperature, we’re in need of some escapism and the sounds of Oscar Welsh are providing with his dreamy left-pop project “Aestival”. Layered with bubbling soul-driven melodies and textured vocals, the artist intimately draws us into his kaleidoscopic world. Between the forward-thinking production and ear-worming harmonies, the artist provides a fresh outlook on his coming of age tale, touching on all the problems and tribulations that young adults face.

“‘Aestival’ is just me experimenting with my tracks,” the artist revealed. “Exploring new genres past bedroom pop. This EP represents the growth in my music taste and the maturing of my sound.”

Gaining support from various tastemakers around the world and gaining well over 10 million streams, the artist has neatly cemented himself as an exciting new artist watch, having first grand out attention within genre-blurring debut EP “Vernal”. Ready to continue his creative journey with more music on the way, we caught up with Welsh talking all things creative and Stevie Wonder.

Check out the interview below now…

Hey Oscar, how are you, how has this past year been for you?
It’s been crazy, living in London was amazing fun and opened me up to a world of creativity. Collaborating has been sick too.

With everything that happened last year, was your creativity affected?
My creativity was nurtured by having time alone at first but then with time being alone had a bad effect on my music. I think I needed to have more development in my life at that point because I was quite young.

How did you first get into music, what sparked the interest?
I played piano when I was younger then when I discovered stevie wonder I started improvising on some of his chords/theories. I kinda fell in love with his music as soon as I started getting into it properly. He makes such strange musical phenomenon sound so familiar.

Congratulations on your sophomore EP, talk us through your mindset going into the project?
I just wanted to make what I want to make. I just had fun with it really, and I hope you have fun listening.

It very experimental, what made you want to be more creative and broad in your sound?
Getting more into U.K. underground to be honest. Coming across the artists SINDYSMAN l and Marshall has definitely made me realise there’s a huge amount of U.K. underground rappers coming up.

In comparison to your last EP, how do you think your sound has evolved?
Definitely matured. I’m a lot older now and definitely love the way my music has matured with me.

What do you want people to take away from your music?
I want people to just identify with my music, feeling like I have similarities to them, and we would get on if we ever to meet.

Who would you cite as your inspirations?
Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Masego, Knick’s, Sam Wise.

What are you most excited for?
To carry on making some tunes.

NEW NOISE: OSCAR WELSH

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