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Oli Fox Drops Music Video for ‘Player 2’

Oli Fox Drops Music Video for ‘Player 2’

  • Oli Fox has released the music video for his song 'Player 2.'
Oli Fox Drops Music Video for 'Player 2'

British singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Oli Fox has released the self-shot official music video for his recently released single “Player 2.”

The song draws from Fox’s personal life experiences, showing his own vulnerability through crushingly relatable lyrics with a powerful message that “male ‘inexpression’ needs to be broken down in order to improve men’s wellbeing and mental health.”

Fox shot the music video on a laptop, phone, and webcam with the help of friends was inspired by the numerous dating in lockdown stories he had read online which really resonated with the lyrics. Directed by his friend Laura Manners with the artwork shot from her home in London while Fox filmed and shot content on lockdown in Scotland with his girlfriend Bow Anderson, who also features in the video. 

“I had the idea of using all the platforms that people have been using in isolation, such as Zoom, House Party, Tik Tok, and Instagram to keep in touch with their loved ones and their friends”, he adds about the new video, “I thought how cool it would be to film a home-made performance video through my laptop to show this new perspective of a lonely lover in quarantine reaching out to his Player 2, to hope that she gets the message. It was a lot of fun to shoot, though a bit strange to have your house become the set.”

Fox handled the majority of the instrumentation himself with an initial bare guitar demo. Fox played around with samples of old games such as Mario, Space Invaders and PacMan, adding them into the song before taking it to producer Danny Casio who is part of The Six. “Player 2” was written by Fox and Alex Stacey whose writing credits include OneRepublic’s ‘Start Again’ featuring Logic.

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Hailing from Essex, since his debut single ‘Cruel’, Oli Fox has quickly amassed over six million streams globally between three singles, gaining continuous support from Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ and Apple’s ‘Best of The Week’ playlists. Oli went on to support Sigrid across Europe, including opening her London show at the legendary Brixton Academy.

Watch the video below.

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