Oz's debut track 'Money' immediately put her onto the musical map, and resulted in placements on high profile playlists including New Music Friday and support from BBC Introducing.
Now with her follow up single 'Murder', we decided it was time to get to know OZ a little better as part of our series...
Hello and welcome to The Lowdown! How are you doing?
"I’m doing very well Thankyou. Even in these crazyyyy times !"
Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about you!
"I’m Oz, I’m twenty something, born and raised in Croydon, now living by the seaside in Brighton. I make alt pop stompy bangers !"
Where are you from?
"I grew up in Croydon , South London."
How long have you been making music?
"I’ve been making music since I was about 13 years old. I started very early."
How would you sum up your world in the form of a hashtag?
Are there any artists who have influenced your sound or inspire you?
"I listen to a lot of old music. My dad is a huge music fan so I grew up on everything from country to grunge and punk. I love the Clash and Dolly Parton but also think Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey are amazing."
You recently released your debut single ‘Money’! Tell us a bit about it!
"It’s about not losing yourself trying to chase perfection and wealth. It’s so easy to get caught up in the Instagram ideals of beauty and success. As long as your true to yourself that’s really all you need."
How has the reaction been so far?
"It’s been amazing ! Beyond my expectations. It got added to a bunch of amazing playlists and the video had over 50k views in under a week. I’m so grateful to everyone that’s supported the track."
Your debut EP is due out later this year! Are there any themes running through the EP and can you give us any goss on what we can expect from it?
"I’m very big on authenticity. There’s a lot of songs about being who you are and being proud of what makes you different. Going for your goals and not letting anyone tell you “you can’t do this” or “you can’t be who you are”."
The accompanying video is really cool! Was there anything or anyone that inspired the vision for this?
"I really just wanted it to be a bit creepy and a bit different. To make the viewer feel a bit on edge. Money is a tricky subject to discuss at the best of time’s. So I wanted it to reflect how money can make people feel."
What are your plans for 2021 at the moment?
"Hopefully to be able to play shows. I love being on stage and playing live to an audience so I would absolutely love to start getting out on the road ! Oh and more music FOR SURE !"