Vienna’s Rising Artist OSKA Teases Sophomore LP With “Like A Song”; SXSW + Supporting Coldplay & Maggie Rogers

March 8, 2024 BY Emma Orland

Rising indie-pop singer/songwriter OSKA returns with her new single “Like A Song,” giving fans a sneak peek into her upcoming sophomore full-length album due out later this year. “Like A Song” showcases OSKA’s evocative songwriting and enchanting melodies as she delves into themes of clarity and security emerging from what felt like an eternity of turbulence and discomfort. She explains, “I’m describing feeling safe, sure, and light again in what feels like forever – light as a feather, as a child, just like a song.” The song is available across digital stores tomorrow, March 8:

The Vienna-based artist makes her U.S. debut starting this week at The New Colossus Festival in New York City, before heading to Austin for a packed week at SXSW, followed by a quick hop over to Dallas for an appearance at the New New Fest. She then returns to Europe for more headline shows, festival appearances and four very special nights opening for Coldplay in her home city alongside Maggie Rogers this summer. All shows and details are below.

OSKA’s 2022 debut album, My World, My Love, Paris, features 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. The album boasts more than 20 million Spotify streams and received praise from media like Under The Radar (“OSKA has a special talent for bittersweet yearning poeticism”), COLLiDE (“there is an underlying sense that everyone can relate to OSKA’s melancholic disposition”), Atwood (“determined to inspire listeners through poetic verse and beautiful melodies alike”), Clout (“Must-hear pieces of work”), Nothing But Hope & Passion (“the result is as profound as it is charming”), and more. She spent much of 2022 and 2023 on the road, making her Great Escape debut, and supporting Stu Larsen, Haevn, and most recently, Tom Odell.

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 8 million Spotify streams and won her the XA Music Export Award at Waves Vienna Festival 2020, and the Amadeus Austrian Music Award for “Best Sound” in 2022. Stay tuned for more news and music from OSKA.

Tour Dates:

Thur, Mar 7     New York, NY @ Piano’s (The New Colossus Festival, 8:30pm)

Sat, Mar 9       New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (The New Colossus Festival, 7pm)

Sun, Mar 10    Austin, TX @ Thomson Hotel 4th Fl (Austria Night @ SXSW, 9pm)

Mon, Mar 11   Austin, TX @ Parkside (EU House SXSW)

Wed, Mar 13   Austin, TX @ STEPHEN F’s BAR (SXSW, 11pm)

Thur, Mar 14   Austin TX @ Central Presbyterian Church (Audiofemme @ SXSW, 9pm)

Fri, Mar 15      Austin, TX @ Austin Proper Hotel (Live at The Quill Room, 8pm)

Sun, Mar 17    Dallas, TX @ Wriggly Tin (New New Fest)

Wed, Aug 21   Vienna, AT @ Happel-Stadion (supporting Coldplay with Maggie Rogers)

Thur, Aug 22   Vienna, AT @ Happel-Stadion (supporting Coldplay with Maggie Rogers)

Sat, Aug 24     Vienna, AT @ Happel-Stadion (supporting Coldplay with Maggie Rogers)

Sun, Aug 25    Vienna, AT @ Happel-Stadion (supporting Coldplay with Maggie Rogers)