Austria’s OSKA Shares “Hallucinating (It’s Normal To Shiver Version)” 

May 6, 2022 BY Danielle Romeo

Indie-pop singer/songwriter OSKA returns with “Hallucinating (It’s Normal To Shiver Version),” a live recording of the moving song from her acclaimed debut album, My World, My Love, Paris, which was released earlier this year. The Vienna-based artist loved the process of recording strings for the album version so much, that she invited those players back into the studio for a special live session. The song is available everywhere tomorrow; pre-save HERE.

“Hallucinating” is a very personal song to OSKA, who says, “Ten years ago I had an accident. A surfboard ‘surfed’ into my face, and I hallucinated, which was a cool experience I have to say, but it has also kind of haunted me for years and left me with a scar on my cheek. This song is about that experience, and about the fear of, at some point, becoming paranoid because of it.”

Watch OSKA Perform “Hallucinating (It’s Normal To Shiver Version)” Here:

“The moving nature of the track and its emotional resonance feel only heightened in this setting, with the more natural atmosphere complimenting her powerful and emotive vocals seamlessly. This is an exciting new version of one of the most personal and affecting tracks by an artist who specializes in them.” — Clout

OSKA will be supporting her label-mate, collaborator, and friend Stu Larsen on his tour throughout Europe in May and will make her debut appearance at The Great Escape Festival with two sets on May 12 and 13. She’ll also join HAEVN as support in June. All dates are below.

Growing up in a small village in Lower Austria, OSKA moved to Vienna at 18 to study her first love; music. She started busking in streets and squares of the capital while also studying pop and jazz singing. She signed to Nettwerk in 2020 and released her debut EP Honeymoon Phase to critical acclaim. The five songs on the album have amassed more than 4 million Spotify streams and won her the XA Music Export Award at Waves Vienna Festival 2020, and most recently won the Amadeus Austrian Music Award for “Best Sound”. She followed the EP with her debut album, My World, My Love, Paris, comprised of 12 songs that see OSKA weave together tales of her family life and the experience of being a young person growing up in the world. With candor and charm, her authentic self comes through in honest lyricism and tender melodies.

Listen My World, My love, Paris on all digital retailers (here).

Praise for OSKA:

“OSKA has a special talent for bittersweet yearning poeticism…” – Under the Radar

“A creative spirit influenced by the human experience and relationships and determined to inspire listeners through poetic verse and beautiful melodies alike.” – Atwood

“the track is a deeply personal exploration of her inner thoughts, there is the underlying sense that everyone can relate to OSKA’s melancholic disposition.” – COLLiDE

“The dream-folk approach is both lush and cinematic, swaying like a kite in the turbulent wind… The young woman is a talent to watch.” -The Revue

“the definition of soaring alt-pop” – When The Horn Blows

“moving and often heart-wrenching” – Clout

“Needless to say, Maria was destined to write and perform her own songs and the result is as profound as it is charming.” Nothing But Hope and Passion

Tour Dates:
Sat, May 7      Warsaw, PL @ BARdzoBardzo*
Mon, May 9     Berlin, DE @ Badehaus*
Tue, May 10    Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher*
Thur, May 12  Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape (Late Music Bar)
Fri, May 13      Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape (Zahara)
Sat, May 14    Malmö, SE @ Medley*
Sun, May 15   Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar*
Tue, May 17    Groningen, NL @ Lutherse Kerk*
Wed, May 18  Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown*
Thur, May 19  Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet*
Fri, May 20      Köln, DE @ Luxor*
Sat, May 21    Antwerp, BE @ Trix Bar*
Wed, June 1   Eindhoven, NL @ Muziekgebouw^
Sat, June 4     Saarlouis, DE @ Acoustic Night Festival^
Thur, June 9   Heerlen, NL @ Parkstad Limburg Theaters^
Fri, June 17     Wien, AT @ Tandem Festival^
Sat, June 18   Leeuwarden, NL @ Neushoorn^
Mon, June 27  Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso^
Wed, June 29 Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg^
Fri, Jul 22        Schlierbach, AT @ Rock im Dorf Festival
Sat, Jul 23       Stockenboi, AT @ Woodstockenboi Festival
Sat, Jul 30       Lustenau, AT @ Hofkulturfestival
Fri, Aug 5        Zahrada, SK @ Banska Bystrica
Thur, Aug 11   Feldkirch, AT @ Poolbar Festival
Fri, Aug 12      Rothenburg ob der Tauber, DE @ Taubertal-Festival

* Supporting Stu Larsen

^ Supporting HAEVN

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