As I’m sure you’re probably aware, Oscar released his debut album ‘Cut and Paste’ last Friday (13th May). Needless to say, it’s an amazing record, packed full of emotion and perfectly heartbreaking. I had the pleasure of exchanging a few words with Oscar about ‘Cut and Paste’, here’s what he had to say.

How long has the album been in the works? And how do you feel now it’s out in the open?

It’s been about three years in the making, from the writing and recording of songs, to the selection and mixing and mastering process too! I feel happy that it’s out and that people are able to listen to a definitive piece of my work.

What’s your favourite song off the album and why?

‘Gone Forever’ is my fave. It makes me the most sad and happy and conjures up some of the most prominent feelings on the record. Also, it has a finger click!

How do you feel now listening to ‘Cut and Paste’ in full?

Pretty strange. I’ve only listened to it for critical reasons and not for pleasure yet. I listened to it once after mastering it, on the tube home from the studio but that’s it.

Were there any songs you recorded that never made it onto the album? And do you think you’ll release them in future?

Yes. There were two tracks that didn’t make the cut. They didn’t feel right on there with the others, but I think they’ll see the light of day at some point.

People have described ‘Cut and Paste’ as sounding more comfortable than ‘Beautiful Words’ EP, do you agree?

I do agree. I think that albums are easier to put together. It’s almost like the more space you have the better you can express yourself. There can be a clearer message with a bigger canvas to paint on. More space is always more comfortable.

The album is full of emotion, have you always used music as a way of expressing yourself and your feelings?

I’m glad you think so. Yes! Ever since the age of 6. I’ve had a lot of time to be emosh.

So, you’ve got an upcoming UK tour, which shows are you most looking forward to?

All of them! But mainly London, Bristol, Manchester and Brighton.

Finally, there’s been loads of great new music recently, do you have any favourites?

Yes. I’ve been loving Kero Kero Bonito, The Big Moon, Girl Ray, Husky Loops, Venture Lows, Fake Laugh and Skepta.

A massive thanks to Oscar for chatting to me. Make sure you check out his record ‘Cut and Paste’ here and catch him somewhere on his upcoming tour!

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Katya Spiers

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