OH ME OH LIFE
oh me oh life
... is micayl's conceptual project informed by Walt Whitmann's poem (OH ME OH LIFE) and features 5 Artist from different countries and genre Backgrounds (US, NORWAY, SPAIN, AUSTRIA, UK)
"The project is designed as a continuous piece of concept art. When dissected, each fragment is an individual take on the first verse of Walt Whitman’s poem ‘Oh Me Oh Life’. When compiled, the overarching metaphor of a chameleon appears. Each song is named after a specific shade of colour and, much like a chameleon, shows one possible version of character, whilst inherently remaining the same animal."
Gem Stokes | Fortheloveofbands
The project was supplemented by a Short Movie directed and filmed by Niko Knoblauch.
Mr. Marmite is a creative outlet for Spilt Milk Society front man Harry Handford and is a member of The Blue Blood Collective. Handford has gained international attention for his efforts - reaching 18th on the Global Viral top 50 in 2017 with his song ‘She Tastes Like Summer’. Aside from the successes of his band Spilt Milk Society, Handford has embarked on multiple side projects including the hip-hop outfit ‘The Adventures of Ziggy Biffta’, a duo named ‘Eric Dreams’, and a job writing for Universal Publishing, ’Flexitracks’.
SARA WOLFF is quickly becoming a recognisable figure in the live venues of the North of England. The Norway native – based in Liverpool for the past couple of years – offers slow paced music that brings back memories of Everything But the Girl and Stereolab. The Norwegian songsmith was picked as one of the artists in Merseyrail Sound Station’s first cohort in the summer and has supported artists such as Field Division and Bryde.
Henrio is a singer-songwriter, producer and composer from Barcelona based in the UK. His folk-driven songs are influenced by artists such as Damien Rice, Sufjan Stevens, Jamie Cullum and RY X amongst others. Currently based in Liverpool, he is doing a bachelor in music, specializing in Song writing and Production. He has been developing his craft collaborating with other artists and producers from the area, as well as preparing his first EP which is due to be released in 2020.
With a genepool from the UK but born and raised in Austria, songwriter/producer Max Hustwick, whogoes by the artist persona happysadmedium endeavours to spark an emotional response and to give his listeners a feeling of comfortable melancholy and escapism. His songs, like the project name suggests, contain a universal sentiment of the feelings that range from happy to sad and everything in between.
Solano’s sound is a manifestation of Burial, Kanye west, and Bon Iver’s love of pure expression. Hailing from the Bay Area of San Francisco Solano released his Debut Project ‘Some Things To Sleep To’ in 2017 invoking a dream like state that wavers in and out of pure expression and dismemberment of time. Producer, artist, creative are all titles that fit nicely to the mold that Solano has expanded upon with collaborative effort becoming his current focus.
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Micayl is a german Songwriter, composer and producer. Mirroring Europe’s multiculturalism, Micayl’s work crosses and fuses genres to create an idiosyncratic sound blending ballad jazz, soul-infused hip hop, organic lo-fi, funk and swing. His latest project, an eighteen-minute collaborative piece informed by Walt Whitman’s ‘O Me! O Life!’, in which six artists have ‘contributed a verse’, typifies the coexistence and collective contribution underlying much of Micayl’s work. OH ME, OH LIFE was released on the 20th of march 2020.