‘Oscar’ is the moniker used by ‘Oscar Scheller’ when creating his unique blend of bedroom-indie pop. A one-man band focused on producing the sort of bright guitar slightly off-beat music which was popular back in the mid-00s (though this might sound like a criticism, it’s not intended to be) ‘Oscar’ does so with aplomb.
Over the past few months the ‘do it yourself’ artist has been an ongoing online and offline presence, with various music publications ear-marking him as one to watch. Add to this the fact he has been consistently showcasing his ability to perform live, with his band, it’s clear to see that Scheller’s bedroom-indie career doesn’t simply start and end between the bed-sheets (so to speak).
‘Schellers’ new EP begins with the title track ‘Beautiful Words’ – a medium paced synth-laidend number containing a memorable chorus and a genuine likability. ‘Forget Me Not’, ups the ante and you’re presented with a solid pop tune, which flourishes baroque-pop harmonies and an addictive quirky-cute whistling riff. This bright, slightly off-beat pop continues throughout with the lo-fi bedroom sound contrasting perfectly with ‘Schellers’ smooth vocals.
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The EP’s highlight ‘Told You So’ thematically drifts into the territory of teen angst; lovesickness and fears about the future, nothing new, but endearing nevertheless. It’s an EP that flows seamlessly throughout and is stuffed to bursting with fun catchy tunes that should be applauded.
The ‘Beautiful Words EP’ is short and sweet, but certainly hits the spot.
The full ‘Beautiful Words’ track-listing is as follows…
‘Forget Me Not’
‘Told Me So’