Just days after his “retirement”, Oliver Tree returns with comeback single ‘Let Me Down’
It was just a few days ago that OLIVER TREE announced his retirement, but much to everyone’s delight, he’s now back with an almighty comeback single. Titled ‘Let Me Down’, it was produced by both Tree and juggernaut Whethan, and is accompanied by a classically hilarious video.
Directed by Tree, the video for ‘Let Me Down’ can only be described as a particular themed video series instalment gone wrong. Including rain on the set, the microphone moving away from Tree as he sings and the lights falling and setting on fire, it’s exactly the right level of chaos we need right now.
Speaking of his new single, Tree said, ”I wrote ‘Let Me Down’ the day after I cancelled my album due to coronavirus. Cancelling the release was devastating after working on this album for five years. Even though it was completely out of my control, I felt like I let a lot of people down so I made them this song as an apology. Even if I can’t drop the album, I still want my fans to know I care about them. This week I decided to film a DIY music video in my buddy’s warehouse with the help of some close friends and family. To anyone who feels let down or hurt, I ask for your forgiveness…”
Having just been in the country for Laneway festival earlier this year, the genre-defying artist/professional scooter-rider is nothing if not consistently unpredictable, and we can’t get enough. Watch ‘Let Me Down’ below.
Words by Emma Jones