With his debut album, ‘Chew The Scenery’, Oscar Lang is proving just how far he’s come – but the journey is only just getting started.
Words: Jamie Muir. Photo: Jordan Curtis Hughes.
“I’ll be honest,” grins Oscar Lang. “I’ve no idea how on earth I’ve become a songwriter. I’m sure this shouldn’t be happening!” Cracking into laughter, it’s the perfect introduction to the fully-formed world of Oscar Lang. It’s one packed with an inextinguishable zest for life and technicolour moments that’s ultimately led to this very moment. One that understands the importance of what’s going on around it but searches for the joy in spite of it all. To dive on in is like falling into a swimming pool full of jelly beans.
“Fuck,” he says. “Younger me would be so fucking gassed at this all. He would be so amazed at how far it’s come.”
Since the very first moment he opened his box of bops (an actual trademarked thing, we promise), it’s seemed like the dawning of a new jukebox genius was a matter of when, not if. ‘Chew The Scenery’, Oscar’s debut album ‘proper’, is that exact moment. A wonderfully bold and warm release that takes you on a ride across the grandest …