Oscar Scheller has unleashed new album ‘Coming Of Age’ in full.
Out now, it follows his previous three album arc – ‘Cut and Paste’, ‘HTTP404’ and 2021’s ‘Boys Cry’ – merging alt-pop with R&B and club tropes. This time round, he’s focussing on love in all its guises, from flirtation to commitment, from heartache to devotion.
Crafted over a lengthy spell in the studio, ‘Coming Of Age’ leans on Oscar’s innate artistry – the refulgent voice, the maturity of his lyricism – while also taking renewed risks. Unafraid to be open, he seems able to look at vintage songwriting themes from a fresh angle.
Oscar Scheller comments…
“There are a lot of love songs on ‘Coming Of Age’, but ‘love’ is so expansive and undefined. We have so many ideas around love and what it means. The album is an exploration of that. There’s a reason we’re always thinking about and talking about love, why we’re so obsessed with it culturally. It’s a necessity to survive. Being in my new surroundings, there’s a lot more love, and I’m a lot better at receiving it. I never was before.”
Out now, the album is accompanied by the video for ‘Nightmare Blunt Rotation’ – directed by Morgan Maher, it’s become the aesthetic pivot for the project as a whole.
Discussing the video, Oscar Scheller comments:
“The video is supposed to portray a certain claustrophobia and an inability to see the truth. The girls are almost a symbol of the nagging internal voice that desperately wants you to engage in a mental spiral. The hedonism of self-indulgence and a hunger for your thoughts to be noticed by you. It was directed by the brilliant Morgan Maher, and we had such a good time making it and building our own world!”
Tune in now.