Oscar Lang has shared his brand new single “Stuck” and announced his debut album Chew The Scenery – out July 16 via Dirty Hit. Produced by Rich Turvey (The Coral, Blossoms), “Stuck” premiered on BBC Radio 1 as an Annie Mac First Play and comes with an accompanying video directed by James Slater.
Written to capture the emotions and complicated feelings that are often attached to the embarrassing situations we replay in our minds, Lang describes “Stuck” as “the point where you feel overwhelmed with all the voices in your head.”
“Often, I’m a bit spaced out and can’t pay attention to things because I’m so distracted by my own thoughts,” Lang shares, realizing he spends a lot of time re-hashing old experiences. “I wanted to express that chaos of all those voices running through my head down into a song.”
With Chew The Scenery taking in scuzzy indie-rock dynamics, psychedelic flourishes, and even orchestral grandiosity along the way, Oscar Lang’s guiding light has been the art of embracing feeling. Spanning topics such as growing pains, love, romance, friendships, and the pitfalls of social media on our collective mental health, Chew The Scenery is both Lang’s most cohesive project to date and his most ambitious.
“Over the past two years the sound of my music has changed a lot, from bedroom pop to rock” Lang explains. “We recorded the album over a month up in Liverpool. It was a nice break away from the tedious lockdown in the UK as I got to spend a month away with my mates doing what I love. I think you can hear that built-up boredom being released on the record.”
Chew The Scenery Tracklist:
1. Our Feature Presentation
2. 21st Century Hobby
3. I Could Swear
7. Write Me A Letter
9. Are You Happy
10. Quarter Past Nine
11. Take Time Out
12. Final Call
13. Thank You
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