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Arjuna Oakes

We're delighted to announce the release of "Lost", the exciting new single from promising young New Zealand artist Arjuna Oakes.

‘Lost’ by Arjuna Oakes is a richly cinematic ode to the feeling of being lost in the moment, as told through the rose-tinted lens of a blossoming romantic relationship, and set against lush modern soul instrumentation, all detailed by opulent jazz touches.

Arjuna Oakes is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer from New Zealand. Despite his young age, Arjuna has already been performing for 14 years. Influenced and inspired by a continuum of music stretching through classic jazz and soul, vintage folk, disco and boogie, to the more contemporary end of hip-hop and beats, he creates songs which, while imbued with a seeking, exploratory impulse, never loses sight of the dancefloor or the power of melody. Thematically speaking, Arjuna’s music digs deep, investigating mental health issues, human relationships and behaviour, climate change and sustainable living. Marrying considered sentiments with an energetic vibe, his live performances overflow with creativity, improvisation and audience engagement.

Mixed by Jim Macrae (Jordan Rakei) & mastered by Kelly Hibbert at Almachrome Studios (J Dilla, Madlib, Little Dragon, Flying Lotus, Hiatus Kaiyote).

Forthcoming EP coming via Rain&Shine late 2019.


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