Oscilla – ‘Drink Up the Sun’ EP

An EP out today from Oscilla, Drink Up the Sun consumes with a serenely melodic blend of folk and pop. The project features Frances England on vocals and acoustic guitars, multi-instrumentalist Omar Akrouche, and drummer Jason Slota. Citing influences like Sparklehorse and Adrianne Lenker, the EP excels in showcasing Frances’ riveting songwriting, from the twangy twinkling of “Tongue-Tied” to the subdued folk engrossment within “Dappled Light.”

The EP arose from a spontaneous recording process, when Frances was staying in Los Angeles last summer with her son. Longtime collaborator Omar Akrouche joined for the creation of a very warming, immersive production. The tracks “Tornado” and “Tongue-Tied” caught our ears in the months prior, and the rest of Drink Up the Sun proves equally compelling. The title track is especially consuming, weaving trickling acoustics, lush piano touches, and a calming vocal presence — ascending into the “your eyes tell me,” sequence, which sends chills in its dreamy folk enamoring.

Stream this fantastic EP in full, below:

“Drink Up the Sun” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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