Dublin//, County Clare
“Oscar Blue will have a lot of mass appeal" – Nialler9
“We’re finally starting to catch on here as Oscar Blue stunned with his closing slot on the main stage. The most comfortable and confident on stage of any other performer I caught that night, Oscar Blue’s stage presence is simplistic, yet powerful... Playing through his set, Oscar Blue demonstrated musical growth and maturity and definitive promise for 2020.” - Hot Press reporting at Whelan’s Ones to Watch 2020 Festival
Setting a blistering pace for 2020 is Oscar Blue with his latest single Sober from You. The last 18 months have seen international success for the Co. Clare man with his music being streamed almost 3 million times on Spotify since his debut release. Such a feat has allowed the one time busker to play sold out headline shows from Dublin to New York and has lead him to a much coveted slot on the Indiependence Main Stage in August 2019.
Since then, the 21-year-old has been in musical hibernation working with acclaimed producer Philip Magee (Kodaline, The Script, Miles Kane). This new partnership has been a catalyst for Blue, reaching heightened levels of creativity and a fuller, richer sound. To date, Oscar’s work has largely reflected his deep love for folk music and acoustic songwriting. However, his latest single Sober from You announces a much more evolved, Oscar Blue sound, which resonates with soaring guitars and vulnerable, yet confident vocals. Nevertheless, Blue remains true to his beloved folk music by retaining the characteristic storytelling element of his songwriting that has earned him so much popularity.
With the release of his much anticipated debut EP lurking in the forthcoming twilight of an unprecedented 2020, Sober from You is a statement of intent for what’s to come from Oscar Blue. Countries like Germany are “well ahead of the Oscar Blue curve than we are back home in Ireland” according to Hot Press. No doubt, the seeds of an international fanbase are already beginning to flourish.