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RISING ARTIST OLIVER MALCOLM RELEASES DEBUT EP ARE YOU LIVING IN THE REAL WORLD?

“RUNAWAY” MUSIC VIDEO OUT TODAY — WATCH HERE

 

ZANE LOWE’S “WORLD FIRST” PREMIERE ON APPLE MUSIC

 

 

“Giving us another righteous statement, Oliver Malcolm made this song so you don’t have to!” — Zane Lowe on “Runaway,” World First Premiere

 

20 MAY 2021 (TORONTO, ON) — Rising artist and multi-disciplinarian Oliver Malcolm has released his much anticipated debut project, Are You Living in The Real World?, out now on all platforms via Darkroom/Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. An eight track effort that cuts through genre lines and mixes punk rock, funk, hip hop production and imaginative storytelling. The brilliant debut was written and produced largely by Oliver Malcolm between his two homes in Los Angeles and the U.K. In honor of the milestone, Oliver joined Zane Lowe earlier this morning for his show on Apple Music to share the single “Runaway” exclusively as the day’s World First premiere. Simultaneously, Oliver unveiled the official music video for the track directed by collaborator Kay Ibrahim — watch above or here: https://OliverMalcolm.lnk.to/RunawayVideo

 

Speaking on his debut EP and inspiration for the title, Oliver had this to share:

 

“Are You Living In The Real World?” is an introduction to the world of Oliver Malcolm. This EP was made between the UK and LA and is the sonic documentation of the first two years of experimentation with my own artistry. The prologue.” — Oliver Malcolm

 

Oliver Malcolm has been steadily releasing tracks over the past year in anticipation of his debut project all while gaining momentum and admiration from music critics like the New York Times, TIME Magazine, CLASH and Pigeons & Planes, who named Oliver an “Artist to Watch” last year. Are You Living in The Real World? is a project long in the making and one that marks Oliver’s transition from producer to bonafide artist and performer. The full track listing to the album can be found below, to listen to project click here: https://OliverMalcolm.lnk.to/AreYouLivingIntheRealWorld

 

Oliver Malcolm — Are You Living In the Real World EP Cover Art | DOWNLOAD HERE

 

Tracklist:

“Runaway”

“Kevin”

“Switched Up”

“Looks”

“The Machine”

“Helen”

“The Jungle”

“Skywalker”

 

Oliver Malcolm by Kay Ibrahim | Download Here

 

About Oliver Malcolm:

Oliver Malcolm got his start early, teaching himself how to spin records at 12 years old. Shortly after, he downloaded Logic and taught himself how to produce – working with IDK, Aluna George, Joey Bada$$, Jay Rock, Masego, Tinashe and more. Now twenty, Oliver has developed his own voice. Touching everything from the production, vocals, songwriting, engineering, mixing and mastering,  Oliver’s sound is unique and does not fit the mold of one genre. Quick to be praised by the likes of New York Times, TIME Magazine, Pigeons & Planes, Interview Magazine, CLASH, NME and more, Oliver Malcolm is priming his trajectory to be a long and critical one. A multidisciplinary at heart, this is just the beginning of what music lovers can look forward to from the new artist.

 

Praise for Oliver Malcolm:

“Oliver Malcolm is the dynamic rising star ready kick up a storm with his diverse, new punk-indebted EP” — NME

 

“With its deep bassline and bluesy melodies alchemizing jazz and pop influences, he crafts an almost tangible atmosphere of melancholy [in “Helen”] as pleas to a woman echo throughout” — Pigeons & Planes, Best New Artist

 

“Oliver Malcolm's 'Switched Up' Is Intoxicating… new single 'Switched Up' is a mesh of influences, a confluence of sounds, a mosaic of techniques.” — CLASH

 

“Oliver Malcolm [is] The UK’s Most Talented Bad Boy” — Interview Magazine

 

“A lot of artists claim genre-blending style, but Malcolm’s is altogether impossible to define. Is it alt-blues? Dark electro-pop? Folk-hip-hop? Does it matter?” — TIME Magazine, Best New Song

 

“The hip-hop producer-turned-twisted musical anarchist is making songs for nobody but himself. You’ll love them anyway.” — i-D Magazine

 

“The drums lurch toward the offbeats, some looped guitar picking tugs against that pulse and Malcolm’s voice is a rattled, quavery moan...Everything stays off-kilter for the two and a half paranoid minutes of “Switched Off” by Oliver Malcolm” — New York Times, Playlist

 

 

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