Dublin//, County Clare
“Oscar Blue will have a lot of mass appeal" – Nialler9
“Blue demonstrated musical growth and maturity and definitive promise for 2020”
Hot Press reporting at Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2020 Festival
Setting a blistering pace for 2020 is Oscar Blue with his latest single Sober from You. Last year saw international success for the Co. Clare man as his music was streamed over 2,000,000 times on
Spotify, a feat which was complimented by headline shows from Dublin to New York and an appearance
on the Indiependence main stage.
Since then, the 21-year-old has been in musical hibernation working with acclaimed producer Philip Magee (Kodaline, The Script, Miles Kane). This new partnership has been a catalyst for Blue, reaching heightened levels of creativity and a fuller, richer sound. To date, Oscar’s work has largely reflected his deep love for folk music and acoustic songwriting. Sober from You announces a much more evolved, Oscar Blue sound, which resonates with soaring guitars and vulnerable, yet confident vocals. Nevertheless, Blue remains true to his beloved folk music by retaining the characteristic storytelling element of his songwriting that has earned him so much popularity. Nurturing influences from Snow Patrol to Maggie Rogers, Oscar Blue is now moving towards a pop-rock sound.
Starting with the release of Sober from You, 2020 is set to be an exciting year for the now Dublin-based
musician. A statement of intent for what’s to come from Oscar Blue, Sober from You is bigger and bolder
than his previous releases. Countries like Germany are “well ahead of the Oscar Blue curve than we are
back home in Ireland” according to Hot Press. No doubt, the seeds of an international fanbase are already
beginning to flourish.