Oscar Lang Gets Trippy In Debut Music Video Feat. Alfie Templeman
Indie pop singer-songwriter Oscar Lang’s first ever music video has been premiered on The Fader today! The mellow psych track, which features fellow Neighbourhood Festival alumni Alfie Templeman, is also his first release since being signed to Dirty Hit Records (The 1975, Pale Waves, Wolf Alice).
The jingly tune is actually far deeper than its whistle-driven melody suggests. It covers self-acceptance and mental health: two topics which lead the London artist to music in the first place. For the video, he chose to emphasise the lo-fi pop soundscapes rather than the darker lyrics as both Lang and Templeman can be seen in a green screen room performing in front of trippy tapestries and in space.
The pair met through Instagram last year and had always planned to go into the studio together – now it’s finally happened. “I remember when Oscar put a snippet of an instrumental version of ‘Hey’ on his Instagram story and I told him it was brilliant,” Templeman told The Line of Best Fit. “His response was: ‘Wait, your voice would be perfect for this…he sent the track over and I laid down a verse some time in May when I had a day off school.“
‘Hey’ is taken from Lang’s new EP bops etc. which was released on 14th June. Having also worked with another rising artist Johnny Utah during its conception, he welcomes fellow musicians into the process but takes pride in producing it all himself. It took around three months to complete the six-track collection due to the 18-year-old still having to commit to school work, but that certainly hasn’t stopped him before. Lang began writing original music at just 11 years old, and has released two albums, Teenage Hurt and Silk, under the moniker of Pig. Now with a fully-fledged record deal to match some of the biggest names in British indie, he’s reaching new heights under his birth name and bops etc. is only just the start.
— Oscar Lang (@oscarlangmusic) July 2, 2019