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  • Tessa Maddaloni

Review: "April, May, July" - OSKA

It is no secret to life that time is both our greatest enemy and our biggest friend. OSKA’s newest single “April May July” details this very idea in the context of grieving a relationship, while also giving yourself the grace to grow through a new experience. OSKA herself explained that, "As long as I can remember, I have struggled with ending any kind of relationship. I had to learn that, sometimes, the only way to regain trust and love is to let go of one another." So much easier said than done, this is such an understandable experience. The musicality of the song is slow and mournful, with a simple guitar picking pattern paired with nostalgic synths in the background.

The lyrics in this track flip from lamenting over her past love, while acknowledging the fact that a new one is on the rise. She opens by singing the most true words I have ever heard in describing a crush: “And there’s this other guy / Not like in I loved him / More like me oh my / Should I speak or should I die?” She is beginning the process of developing feelings and second guessing her words, while still acknowledging that he's just the ‘other guy’. Her chorus is divided into two thoughts: grieving the passage of time while letting a potential new love blossom. She starts the chorus with “April May July / Oh this summer passed me by”, and ends it by singing, “Where we end / We begin”.

OSKA is an Austrian born singer-songwriter, who was raised through music from the start of her life. She began busking on the streets of Vienna after she moved there at age 18 while simultaneously studying pop and jazz music. She is now signed to Nettwerk Music Group, an independent group across a slew of different genres. OSKA has almost 300k monthly Spotify listeners, and is currently working on a full length album (release date TBD). She has already released two singles from the work, “April May July”, and “Like A Song”, a track that sings about finding clarity after turmoil. Make sure to follow the social medias below to stay tuned for more from OSKA, including her album.

Written By Tessa Maddaloni



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