Oh Boy teases debut EP with glittery cut ‘Talk to M333’ ft. Oordayya & LOVER
The steadily rising star of sugary sweet R&B pop that is Oh Boy has finally announced his debut EP, set to grace our ears and hearts on the third of May. Titled BRENTWOOD HEIGHTS, he’s dropped the first taste in the form of ‘Talk to M333’ featuring vocals from LOVER and OORDAYYA, as well as production from GOLDEN VESSEL, TASKER and BLESSED.
BRENTWOOD HEIGHTS marks a new chapter in a new era for the Sydney-based artist. Recorded in a variety of locations including the eponymous Brentwood Heights, Oh Boy says the EP explores “the journey and transition of a conscious soul entangled in modern societal expectation […] Finding balance through one’s self, spirituality, psychedelia, collaboration and love.”
The EP comes after a massive year for the artist, collaborating with Mallrat and Ninajirachi, as well as being hand-picked by Alison Wonderland for last year’s EXTRA Support Acts campaign.
‘Talk to M33’ is Oh Boy at his best, and it’s a fitting choice for the first sample of his EP. Over a sultry beat and glittery guitar chords, Lover and OORDAYYA team up to tell a tale of instant attraction in the from of soaring harmonies and ear-worm hooks. The track throbs along at a steady pace while slowly building layers of bass, synths, and the jazzy addition of some saxophone at the end. The result is a mix that envelops you in a warm hug as it goes on.
Last time I covered Oh Boy on his killer collab with Imbi the Girl, I said that he’s putting himself out there more and more with every track, and outdoing himself each time. I think that’s clearest with ‘Talk to M33’ – it’s a deeply soulful track that shows just how much he’s grown as a producer, and it’s a surefire sign Brentwood Heights is going to absolutely slap when it drops next month.
Words by MAX LEWIS
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