We introduced different times South London singer-songwriter and musician Oscar Jerome, who also plays in Brownswood afrobeat collective Kokoroko. Now he announced the release of his first full-length titled Breathe Deep which will be out on August 14th via Caroline International. It features bandmates in Afrobeat group Kokoroko plus Lianne La Havas and friends in Sons of Kemet, Ezra Collective and Maisha.
We already shared “Sun For Someone”, “Give Back What U Stole From Me“ and “Your Saint“; is a new excerpt. “Joy Is You” is a new excerpt. He explains: “‘Joy Is You’ has been with me for many years. I’ve recorded it on salt marshes, beaches, lakes and multiple studios – in many ways that was more therapeutic for me than for the world to hear though. I wrote it celebrating the birth of my nephew. It pays homage to my family in general, past, present and future. With the loss of the older generation comes the birth of a new: “…the past looks through the window and rejoices in the blood flow”. Maybe some of the other recordings will surface one day.”