20.04.2023, Words by Billy Ward

Premiere: Oliver Say occupies an East London church in theatrical 'Breathe' visual

The rising artist and composer's output goes beyond just music...

London-based artist, composer and session-player Oliver Say shares a spell-binding new music video for his latest release 'Breathe'.

The ethereal single puts Oliver's angelic vocal capabilities front and centre, ebbing and flowing with cinematic instrumentation to carve out a beautifully narcotic sound. 

With an accompanying video set in an East London church that plays on the theatrical and the macabre, 'Breathe' crescendos through an intricate world of sound overdubbed with chiming percussion and guitar, climaxing with an epic self-scored string arrangement featuring Björk Ókarsdóttir (Ólafur Arnalds).

Originally from Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, Oliver grew up on soul, funk, disco and motown and first stepped into a studio at the age of 7. Since the age of 12 he has been writing solo and with bands, carefully refining his sound into what it is today.

A seasoned songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Oliver is also a member of Tony Njoku’s live band. He released his debut EP ‘Lest It Feel Sore’ on Full Power Records in 2021 alongside collaborations with Tony Njoku, Alex Kozobolis and Yiskah, and has upcoming collaborations with producer Island Fox and artist Marco Caricola.

Watch the music video above or stream the single here

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