Indie Songwriter OSKA Shares Heart-Wrenching Waltz “Responsibility”; Debut Album Due Out 2/25
December 10, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Today, indie-pop singer/songwriter OSKA shares another taste of her forthcoming debut album with new song “Responsibility.” The acoustic-driven waltz serves as an ode to her upbringing and the family ties that influenced her. The 25-year-old is wise beyond her years as she examines love, loss, and a young woman attempting to make sense of growing up in an uncertain world.
“It is a very sad story about a parent who leaves their family behind,” OSKA explains. She implores would-be and current parents to think about the world they’re passing down to their children. It’s the same one that will be inherited by “your sons and daughters.” Listen to the new single on all digital retailers here.
“Responsibility” follows “Starstruck,” “Woodstock,” “Crooked Teeth,” and “Lousy T-Shirt” which will appear on her debut album. My world, My love, Paris due out February 25th via Nettwerk.
Watch OSKA – “Responsibility” Live Performance Video Here:
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. Now in 2021, OSKA is proud to unveil her debut full-length album My world, My love, Paris.
“For so many years making my first album was the biggest thing in the world to me. That‘s probably also why it took me so long to make it. I always wanted it to be special and at times was scared that I wouldn‘t like it five years from now or that I couldn’t identify with the music some time after the release.
I‘m realizing more and more that this album does not have to be perfect or everything I‘ve ever dreamed it would be. It’s like a photograph, something to look back on, something that brought me a lot of joy and songs that helped me through a lot of sad times. It’s honest and there’s so much love in it. So much time and work, even tears, hours of watching my producer Alex edit guitars and drums and vocals, hours of singing and waiting for the right moment to record and the right emotion to be caught, hours of writing and doubting my skills, hours of absolute peace and flow and loving that I get to do this. I’m okay with the fact that my music will change with me. I’m okay with letting go off these songs. I’m okay with the album being out there and listened to. I’m very okay with this album being my first album.”
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 Magazine
“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 definition of soaring alt-pop” – When The Horn Blows
“moving and often heart-wrenching” – CLOUT
“a style that could stun even the most casual of music listeners” – Keep Walking Music