SINGLE REVIEW: Woe, My Heart (OH MY MY)
SINGLE: Woe, My Heart ARTIST: Oh My My
My, oh my! Sydney producer Oh My My (aka Sam Thomlinson) has unleashed another sparkler with his brand new track 'Woe, My Heart', an unpredictable exercise in simplicity and authenticity.
Building upon his previous 2018 release 'Animal House', Oh My My takes an earnest, ethereal turn with 'Woe, My Heart', ebbing between urgent ambience and austere sparsity with a significant focus on clean piano tones and heady vocals that would make Matt Corby proud.
Initially starting out as an uncomplicated affair, 'Woe, My Heart' raises the bar significantly with occasional disjointed revelry that not only captures your attention, but also flawlessly enhances the driving themes behind the tune, as Sam Thomlinson explains: " 'Woe, My Heart’ was written for a good friend who was going through a pretty tough off and on relationship/break up. It’s mostly about heartbreak, but also how someone can knowingly continue to hurt someone they claim to care about, just to appease their own loneliness. Musically this song is all about the piano and vocal. I tried not to sully those parts with too much embellishment. There are moments where I’m really trying to show the heartbreak in the lyrics with disjointed chord changes; other times I’ve tried to use ambient whispering and talking to reflect the feeling of being locked in your own thoughts."
With the promise of some live dates to come soon, there's no doubt a lot more still up the sleeves of Oh My My - but in the meantime, go check out the new track plus plenty more below.
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BY TIANA SPETER