Oscar Scheller’s take on pop is anything but nostalgic. He’s more likely to throw a modern-day curveball than hark back to a ‘90s obsession. But that doesn’t make him incapable of thinking back to at least one golden age. On ‘Beautiful Words’, he shuns emoji culture and text speak for something more poetic, crying out for some kind of Shakespeare figure to swoop in and save the world. Romance works best when it’s in fancy prose and on a crumpled up piece of paper, he claims. “I just wanna hear beautiful words returning,” he claims, hugging a thesaurus like it’s his only friend.
Instead of dishing out multi-syllable chants, however, Oscar keeps it simple. The North Londoner works best when he avoids fancy tricks and goes straight for hook. And in this age of quick fixes, he’s probably one of the best ambassadors for instant validation. ‘Beautiful Words’ doesn’t need poetry to get its point across.
The ‘Beautiful Words’ EP is out 22nd June on Wichita.