Oz’s debut track ‘Money’ immediately established the newcomer as a beguiling alt-pop talent. It resulted in placement on high profile playlists including Spotify’s New Music Friday UK, Deezer’s Fresh Pop, Amazon’s Breakthrough UK, plus support from BBC Introducing, Popjustice, Wonderland and The Line of Best Fit.
Oz now shares her follow-up ‘Murder’, a provocative title for a larger-than-life force of personality. In contrast to the headstrong ‘Money’, the new single is more reflective as it uncompromisingly examines a snapshot from her past. It tackles a relationship which was characterised by an uncomfortable imbalance of power. He was a little older and a lot cooler, but also an aggressive drunk. Listen HERE.
“It’s a song about the moment it really hits you that someone’s trash and they’re bad for you,” says Oz. “But I learned a lot about myself from writing the song, because I got through it and I was tough. I point blank refuse to take shit from anyone any more.”
Both ‘Murder’ and ‘Money’ provide a tantatalising taste of Oz’s forthcoming debut EP. Set to be released on Truth Records, it’s an attitude-rich assertion of empowerment, truth and self-discovery that spans the darker extremes of modern alt-pop, throwback alt-rock and dynamic electronica.
Oz’s strong identity is born from an equally fascinating backstory. She was raised in Soho, then a wilder mix of the seedy and the bohemian rather than the post-gentrified blandness we see today. Her family ran a pizzeria favoured by those in the know: the actors, gangsters, drag queens and sex workers who gave the area its own unique identity.
Just like them, Oz soon had a story to tell. Her early demos resulted in her working with established writers and producers when she was just 15-years-old. She established herself as an in-demand songwriter before she forged her signature style during sessions with Biff Stannard (Ellie Goulding, Kylie, Spice Girls). Oz is like that best friend who makes nights out a riotously blur of chaos and carnage, but also one who can make everything right the following morning.