MUST LISTEN: Arjuna Oakes releases jazzy “Old School Heart”
The first single from “The Watcher EP” by New Zealand Soul/Jazz musician Arjuna Oakes has been released and it’s a must-add to any playlist. The soulful new track features an outstanding jazz solo and crisp and addictive soulful vocals that will instantly hook you onto this 21-year-olds music.
21-year-old New Zealand musician Arjuna Oakes’s debut EP, The Watcher, is a showcase of his ability as a singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and producer, and a testament to his depth of engagement with music. Featuring instrumentation from some of New Zealand’s most exciting young jazz musicians, The Watcher explores a wide variety of themes and musical ideas. From big social issues to personal relationships and internal self-discoveries, across The Watcher, Arjuna takes his cue from the title track and exploration of mass surveillance, and its relevance within our everyday lives. Arjuna’s debut is a test palette for his future projects, one that makes his enthusiasm to develop and explore themes and style in song abundantly clear.
He has had a chance to play New Zealand’s premier summer music festival Rhythm and Vines as well as the sold-out Tora Bombora festival in DecemberFeatures instrumentation/
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