OSKA has today released her new single titled ‘Responsibility’, along with a live performance video of the song as well.
Releasing both simultaneously is a brilliant strategy, marketing wise, as it gives a glimpse of the diversity of OSKA as an artist. We get that layered orchestration of the studio version as well as that brilliantly sublime solo live performance. One song, two emotional styles. Either will garner a different response. Either just as valid depending on your mood or how your day is going.
Growing up in a small village in Lower Austria, OSKA moved to Vienna at 18 to study her first love; music. Shestarted busking in streets and squares of the capital while also studying pop and jazz singing.She signed to Nettwerk in 2020 and released her debut EP Honeymoon Phaseto critical acclaim. The five songs on the album have amassed more than 4 million Spotify streams and won her the XA Music Export Award at Waves Vienna Festival 2020. Now in 2021, OSKA is proud to unveil her debut full-length album my world, Paris.
“For so many years making my first album was the biggest thing in the world to me. That‘s probably also why it took me so long to make it. I always wanted it to be special and at times was scared that I wouldn‘t like it five years fromnow or that I couldn’t identify with the music some time after the release.
I‘m realizing more and more that this album does not have to be perfect or everything I‘ve ever dreamed it would be. It’s like a photograph, something to look back on, something that brought me a lot of joy and songs that helped methrough a lot of sad times.
It’s honest and there’s so much love in it. So much time and work, even tears, hours of watching my producer Alex edit guitars and drums and vocals, hours of singing and waiting for the right moment to record and the right emotion to be caught, hours of writing and doubting my skills, hours of absolute peace and flow and loving that I get to do this. I’m okay with the fact that my music will change with me. I’m okay with letting go of these songs. I’m okay with the album being out there and listened to. I’m very okay with this album being my first album.”