When we first compared Oscar Key Sung (visually and audibly) to infamous recluse Jai Paul, we certainly didn’t think Key Sung would stray away from this image. But having released a couple of singles since that point, we can now say (with confidence) that the Australian is no longer following in the footsteps of his counterpart. Now that he’s out of the shadow of Paul, it has come time for the crooner to find his own sound—and that is exactly what he has done.
So what does Oscar Key Sung‘s sound entail then? Well for starters, it means a great deal of handclaps. Secondly, it means a throttling push of electronics and slowly building synths. Lastly, and most importantly, it means a soft and illustrious voice that just won’t subside. What all of this really comes down to at the end of the day, though, isn’t what you might expect.
Despite our best attempt to pin Key Sung‘s sound down to Paul‘s earlier in the year, we appear to have been miles off of the target. Instead, what we should have seen was the influence from fellow statesman, or—rather, stateswoman, Elizabeth Rose. The one song of her’s that sticks out in particular is “The Good Life.” Though it’s not explicitly within the same vein as “All I Could Do,” the poppin’ beats and pedantic rhythm share a striking resemblance. Nevertheless, it’s hard to go wrong when both songs are of equally high calibre. And in truth, I, for one, am not complaining.