August Royals Channels Break Up Angst With ‘Oxygen’

It's a song about breaking free...

August Royals has shared his new single 'Oxygen' in full.

The rising force is spreading the word through his 'Inhaler' series, boasting some fantastic one-off singles that build up into a grander project.

'Oxygen' is the latest link in the chain, and it finds August Royals learning to break free of the lingering negativity that can follow a break up.

Yet he doesn't want to dwell on the past – 'Oxygen' is about learning to breathe in, and centre yourself once more.

“I went through a breakup that I wasn’t over and couldn't get over for a long time. I had written so many songs about it but nothing felt right. I didn't want the song to feel heavy,” he comments.

“Oxygen’ finally felt like the song that if I were a listener, I would want to hear in that moment. I could listen to it in my car with the windows down and still feel happy singing it. Writing this song taught me that there's a lot of beauty to be found in moving on from heartache and sometimes it resonates best through simplicity and acceptance.”

Tune in now.

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