The acoustic version of Oil and Water is now out on all platforms including Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play and Spotify!
I wrote the demo version of Oil and Water a few years ago when I was working on ideas for my debut EP Maze. Like many songs, Oil and Water was inspired by a relationship that didn’t work out. I liked the analogy to describe two sides that fail to come together no matter how hard they try.
For the acoustic version, the arrangement is just voice and a simple electric piano part. I recorded it in my bedroom and it was mixed by Joe Labanowski – the producer for Bristol-based act BOA. Joe decided to keep the production minimal by adding subtle delay and reverb to the vocal and piano part.
For the music video, I found a space in London Bridge and worked with videographer Warren Forster. Warren and I wanted to create a simple video that would hopefully capture the atmospheric mood of the track.
For the artwork, I came across a perfect piece by Swedish artist Elisabeth Fredriksson. I contacted Elisabeth and she was happy for me to use her artwork for the release.
Follow the links below to stream Oil and Water on Spotify, download on BandCamp or watch on YouTube.
Stream on Spotify
Download on BandCamp
Watch on YouTube