OSKA & Stu Larsen Team Up For Beautiful Duet “Honeymoon Phase / Wide Awake & Dreaming”
December 2, 2020 BY Nettwerk
“A musical match made in heaven, OSKA and Stu Larsen evoke a stirring moment of tranquility, intimacy, and connection … the unlikely duet merge two into one in a dazzling display of harmonic beauty and indie folk fluidity.” – Atwood Magazine
Vienna-based indie pop singer/songwriter OSKA and nomadic singer/songwriter Stu Larsen have come together to lend their musical inclinations and voices to each other’s songs for a special multi-track single called Honeymoon Phase / Wide Awake & Dreaming, available at all digital retailers now. Listen HERE.
Of the collaboration, OSKA says, “A lot can happen in only one day. Stu Larsen and I were meant to record one song in one day. We decided to record two songs instead and put them together – classic overachievers.” Stu ads, “I am very thankful for that one day in Vienna. OSKA is special, and I feel lucky for the chance to meet and record together to get a glimpse of her world. For me, these two songs feel right together.”
OSKA recently announced that her debut EP Honeymoon Phase will be released on January 8, 2021. On it, she 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. 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.
Pre-COVID, Australian-born Stu Larsen had announced an ambitious tour – 11 countries in 31 days. 13 years ago, Stu packed up his life and circled the globe multiple times, chronicled in both his photographyand music. Since his debut EP The Black Tree, Stu’s discography carefully traces every step of his journey. “In 2014 and 2015, I was a vagabond and an adventurer. 2017 and 2018 felt a bit more solid. I was still traveling, but I knew more about who I was. 2019 has seen me searching for true love and connection in a bigger way.” Produced by Tim Hart [Boy & Bear], his latest album, Marigold, was written in various hotel rooms, buses, cafes, parks and studios from around the world. It’s a heartbreak album, flawlessly capturing the raw emotion of both heartache and closure. Listen HERE.