RISING ARTIST OLIVER MALCOLM RELEASES NEW SINGLE “THE JUNGLE"
SHOWING OFF ECLECTIC PRODUCTION & VOCALS
DEBUT PROJECT OUT THIS SPRING
Oliver Malcolm by Max Lepage Keefe
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Praise for Oliver Malcolm:
“With its deep bassline and bluesy melodies alchemizing jazz and pop influences, he crafts an almost tangible atmosphere of melancholy [in “Helen”] as pleas to a woman echo throughout” — Pigeons & Planes, Best New Artist
Oliver Malcolm continues to highlight his eclectic music taste and talented production skills on a new track, released earlier today, “The Jungle” — listen here. “This jungle gets cold at night, might be the last time I close my eyes…” Oliver croons at the beginning of the addictive 2:04 track before launching into a staccato of heavy 808s and experimental production that features Oliver’s signature vocals and gorgeous Indian flute sample. Written and produced by Oliver himself, “The Jungle” is another example of the mastery that the young 20 year-old artist holds when it comes to music production.
Multi-talented newcomer Oliver Malcolm has been steadily releasing tracks over the past year in anticipation of his debut project release gaining momentum and admiration from music critics and fans alike. “The Jungle” follows recent release “Skywalker” which premiered on Anni Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show as well as previously acclaimed tracks “Switched Up,” “The Machine” and “Outside” — a pensive track reflecting on the tough times of Covid. Collecting praise from the likes of New York Times, FADER, NME, Clash, Pigeons & Planes and more, Oliver reveals he is one step closer to the release of his much anticipated debut project.
About Oliver Malcolm:
Oliver Malcolm got his start early, teaching himself how to spin records at 12 years old. Shortly after, he downloaded Logic and taught himself how to produce – working with IDK, Aluna George, Joey Bada$$, Jay Rock, Masego, Tinashe and more. Now twenty, Oliver has developed his own voice. Touching everything from the production, vocals, songwriting, engineering, mixing and mastering, Oliver’s sound is unique and does not fit the mold of one genre. Quick to be praised by the likes of New York Times, TIME Magazine, Pigeons & Planes, Interview Magazine, CLASH, NME and more, Oliver Malcolm is priming his trajectory to be a long and critical one. A multidisciplinary at heart, this is just the beginning of what music lovers can look forward to from the new artist.
Continued Praise for Oliver Malcolm:
“Oliver Malcolm's 'Switched Up' Is Intoxicating… new single 'Switched Up' is a mesh of influences, a confluence of sounds, a mosaic of techniques.” — CLASH
“Oliver Malcolm [is] The UK’s Most Talented Bad Boy” — Interview Magazine
“A lot of artists claim genre-blending style, but Malcolm’s is altogether impossible to define. Is it alt-blues? Dark electro-pop? Folk-hip-hop? Does it matter?” — TIME Magazine, Best New Song
“The hip-hop producer-turned-twisted musical anarchist is making songs for nobody but himself. You’ll love them anyway.” — i-D Magazine
“The drums lurch toward the offbeats, some looped guitar picking tugs against that pulse and Malcolm’s voice is a rattled, quavery moan...Everything stays off-kilter for the two and a half paranoid minutes of “Switched Off” by Oliver Malcolm” — New York Times, Playlist
Source Universal Music Canada
April 23, 2021 1:10am ET by Pressparty