Fast-rising London based artist and multi-instrumentalist Oscar Lang has released the video for his latest single, “21st Century Hobby,” off his debut album Chew The Scenery, out August 13 on Dirty Hit. CLICK HERE to watch the video which sees Lang surrounded by a mirage of the elements and advertisements that inundate you on social media and the toxic effects it creates. “21st Century Hobby”. CLICK HERE to listen/stream the track and CLICK HERE to pre-order Chew The Scenery.
“‘21st Century Hobby’ is a tune based on the idea of society’s obsession with sharing your life online and comparing yourself to other people,” Lang shares. “There was one point where I was spending 13 hours a week on social media, which equated to about a month every year. That was a really dark time for me – I always thought that it would never affect me, but it took some time to realize that it was subconsciously affecting my mental health.”
“21st Century Hobby” joins “Stuck,” which was written to capture the emotions and complicated feelings that are often attached to the embarrassing situations we replay in our minds, and “Are You Happy?,” written about a friend having a really hard time, inbuilding on the cohesive blueprint of Lang‘s debut album. Chew The Scenery is 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.