OSCAR KEY SUNG
With a trip to this SxSW coming up shortly, Melbourne's Oscar Key Sung has shared his newest single - the euphoric 'Shallow'. Having gathered praise world-wide for his blend of pop, RnB and beat creation, the track will be the first look at new material the multi-talented artist has been working on in transition between Australia and Los Angeles.
Oscar Key Sung is something ecstatic and undone, a sound that winds simultaneously through RnB's golden past and pop's near future. Increasingly the music of Oscar Key Sung sways between emotional ferment and physical movement, a captured catharsis that has certainly found its fans. His music has received national radio rotation in Australia and earned Oscar both praise and airtime from legendary BBC Radio 6 presenter Gilles Peterson. But this musical polarity hasn’t just been invoked for his newest material. Notably in 2013, Oscar was hand-picked by Mercury Music Prize-nominated artist Ghostpoet and Brooklyn-based artist MeLo-X to collaborate on their MELOGHOST project.
His celebrated debut EP Holograms which featured breakout single 'All I Could Do', swells between rasping, arctic percussion and vocals that seem drawn from his body on a single breath. In 2015 Oscar confidently solidified the hype and critical acclaim surrounding his previous endeavours with a new EP and string of UK support dates. Altruism brought the powerhouse vocal and production marriage that fans and critics adored from previous releases.
Key Sung’s diligence in maintaining a captivating and high quality output was met with a UK support tour alongside London 3-piece and 2015 BBC British Artist of the Year nominees - Years & Years. The tour would prove to legitimise Oscar Key Sung’s swelling Australian profile into a realm of international accolades and success. Having recently appeared as a guest of the Avalanches on their triumphant return to the live landscape, he'll now turn his attention to his own shows, with a single launch in Melbourne followed by appearances in Mexico and SxSW.