Oslo Announces Debut Album + New Single
Announces Debut Album
Out May 20th, 2022
“…this one finds him going in a jangly full-band emo direction. You can hear a little of TJ’s pop punk roots coming through, but this is overall a much softer, more atmospheric project.”
Chicago, IL–Indie artist OSLO is thrilled to announce their debut album, Great Places, set to be released on May 20th via their label Christmas Records. Self-produced and mixed by OSLO and mastered by Paul Leavitt (TheDangerous Summer, The Used, Turnstile), Great Places is an album born in isolation. To pre-save Great Places, please visit: smarturl.it/50sxxi.
Speaking on the new album, OSLO shares, “Great Places was written and recorded during a time of great anxiety, doubt and confusion for myself and the world in general. It’s about confronting the things we can’t control and clutching to the belief that there are better times ahead, especially when it doesn’t feel that way.”
He continues: “’Loma Prieta’ is about feeling like a disaster, even when you try to do the right thing and be the right person for everyone in your life. The video was filmed by Eric Elkin in the Palmer Square neighborhood of Chicago
OSLO is the brainchild of musician/songwriter/producer TJ Horansky. After nearly a decade of touring, 2020 forced the Chicago-based songwriter to hit the brakes and take a good look inward. OSLO is both a creative outlet and experiment in self-sufficiency. Learning how to produce, engineer and mix independently was a byproduct of the Covid-19 quarantine.
Great Places is a collection of intimate songs that were recorded at the multi-instrumentalist’s home studio. The album’s production and lyrical themes resonate a sense of isolation that often permeates the mind while grappling with things beyond our control. Pushing beyond that isolation, however, the album also begins to find hope in looking ahead.
Great Places Tracklist:
4. Loma Prieta
6. Voice Memo 9.8.20
7. Blood Moon
9. If You Were Here, Then I’d Be Home