Fast-rising London based artist and multi-instrumentalist Oscar Lang has released his new single “Are You Happy?” The catchy, sunsoaked indie pop track is the second song from Lang’s debut album Chew The Scenery, out July 16 on Dirty Hit. CLICK HERE to listen and to watch the visualizer. CLICK HERE to pre-order Chew The Scenery.
“I wrote this tune about a mate that was having a really hard time,” said Lang, whose guiding light has been the art of embracing feeling, of the new single. “I wanted to let them know that I was there for them. I think it’s important to reach out to friends and family when they’re not doing great. It can be hard though, trying not to be too overbearing but I feel like this song is a great way of telling someone that you care about them.”
The breezy new single joins “Stuck”– previously released from Chew The Scenery – which was written to capture the emotions and complicated feelings that are often attached to the embarrassing situations we replay in our minds. Along with “Are You Happy?,” the new singles build on the cohesive blueprint of Lang‘s debut album, his most ambitious release to date,whichspans topics such as growing pains, love, romance, friendships and the pitfalls of social media on our collective mental health.
Both tracks demonstrate Lang’s versatility and growth as a songwriter, highlighting Chew The Scenery’s scuzzy indie rock dynamics, psychedelic flourishes, and orchestral grandiosity. “Over the past two years the sound of my music has changed a lot, from bedroom pop to rock” Lang explains. “We recorded the album over a month up in Liverpool. It was a nice break away from the tedious lockdown in the UK as I got to spend a month away with my mates doing what I love. I think you can hear that built-up boredom being released on the record.”