Listen to the song below!
Byron Bay based singer-songwriter and producer Billy Otto has returned with his new single, Oblivion.
Otto's dreamy vocals float above a gleaming psych-infused soundscape, that wraps itself around and lulls you into a lucid state of mind. Building to a brimming sing-a-long chorus, Otto channels the likes of Fleetwood Mac with his vivid storytelling lyricism and bewitching vocal performance. Sending a clear message to appreciate mother nature and spread kindness and love, the song was born out of the musicians frustration towards the lack of climate action.
“I feel so excited and proud to state that this is the biggest anthem track I’ve ever written. The initial intention of the song was to make a big deal about climate action. And somehow I fused together with some sonic spice from the likes of Springsteen and Tame Impala. I've always wanted to make big choruses and singalongs that can move nations to change. We've seen how music can stop wars and create awareness about societal injustices, but there aren't a lot of big "earth-anthems" in our world right now. And I wanted to create that earth-affirming song” the musician shares of the track.
An advocate for mental health and environmental activist, Otto has spent his years traversing the globe, bringing his music and words to audiences worldwide. His passion for the world around us and its inhabitants is present throughout his compositions, bringing insightful messages to his releases. Otto has collaborated with members of acclaimed Australian bands The Temper Trap, Gang of Youths, Sticky Fingers and The Beautiful Girls, and toured alongside Yumi Zouma and Kyle Lionhart.
Oblivion is out now!