I’m a bit late with this update as a month has passed since I released the acoustic version of ‘Oil and Water’.
The demo version of ‘Oil and Water’ was written a few years ago when I was writing 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, it is just the vocal and piano part. I recorded it at home in London and sent it to a producer in Bristol to get mixed. We decided to keep the production simple by adding a bit of subtle delay and reverb to both the vocal and piano.
For the music video, I hired the upstairs room at a venue called The Miller in London Bridge. The video is simple, but Warren Forster and I worked together to create a video that would hopefully capture the mood of the track.
Luckily, I came across a perfect piece of artwork by Swedish artist Elisabeth Fredriksson.
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To stream Oil and Water on Spotify, click here.