OSKA Shares New Song/Video “Love You’ve Lost”
October 20, 2020 BY Nettwerk
Vienna-based indie pop singer and songwriter OSKA shares a new track called “Love You’ve Lost” from her upcoming debut EP Honeymoon Phase, out January 8, 2021 via Nettwerk. The song’s heavy subject matter, which deals with a child’s devastation watching a parent leave, is counterbalanced by a musical lightness, thanks to fingerpicking guitar, an unobtrusive beat and handclaps. The accompanying video features home footage of OSKA and her siblings as children.
She says of the song and video, “’Love You’ve Lost’ is about family – the harder parts of it. You can actually hear my siblings sing on this song, which is pretty special for me. They also appear in the music video. It’s a bit of a contrast to the song, as it celebrates family and all the good times, which we were very lucky to have a lot of.”
On the Honeymoon Phase EP, OSKA recalls her past and reflects on the various stages of her young life; her songs are slightly dimmed but never completely sinister as her sensitive singer-songwriter pop immediately casts a spell over her listeners. She previously released EP title track “Honeymoon Phase,” as well as “Somebody” and “Distant Universe,” both of which will be featured on Honeymoon Phase.
OSKA recently won the coveted XA – Music Export Award at Vienna’s 2020 Waves Festival. This annual award was initiated by Waves Festival in 2017 and is a cooperation between music Austria, Austrian Music Export, Radio FM4 and Waves Festival.
Growing up in a small village in Lower Austria, OSKA moved to Vienna at 18 to study her first love; music. Born into a family of singers and musicians, she discovered her voice at a young age. In Vienna, she started busking in streets and squares of the capital while also studying pop and jazz singing. She has worked tirelessly drafting and crafting her imminent debut, honing her voice to say exactly what she wants it to. After years in the background supporting and featuring for different artists, OSKA released “Distant Universe” earlier this year, and soon after, signed to Nettwerk.
Stay tuned for more news from OSKA.