Oscar Slorach-Thorne is one brilliant dude. Initially catching our attention as half of the quirky pop duo Oscar + Martin, he’s split off on his own recently to concentrate on his Key Sung project. His single “WIMLTM” was featured on Indie Shuffle last year, before he worked alongside Mercury Music Prize-nominated wordsmith Ghostpoet and Brooklyn’s MeLo on their recent MELOGHOST collaboration. Now concentrating on his own work, he’s just released two tracks which should continue his rise.
As well as a cover of Miguel’s “Sure Thing” (well worth a listen here), Key Sung’s original highlights his unique talent. “It’s Coming,” while showing a slightly more commercial R&B side to his work, still contains plenty of the quirky traits which we’ve come to know and love from the Melbourne-based artist. Tight looping and precise beats provide the perfect base for Slorach-Thorne’s soulful vocals. Lovers of the Weeknd or Jai Paul will swoon over this work. Both tracks are available for free download on his SoundCloud.
With BBC Radio 6 programmer Gilles Peterson championing him, international recognition is sure to follow soon. Be sure to check out his Bandcamp for a taste of his earlier work.