Far North Queensland's emerging artist Jelly Oshen (pronounced 'ocean') is about to release his fourth single, the positively energetic, feel-good, funk-reggae vibes of 'Getting Better'.
Produced by by Stephen 'DubKlaat' Maxwell (Katchafire, Zennith), mixed by Philip McFarlane and mastered by Grammy Award nominee Chris Athens, 'Getting Better' was inspired by remembering to practice his Do Re Mi's (scales).
"I flew to Brisbane to visit and stay with my best friend for a while and before I left, my mum asked me to practice my scales while I'm doing nothing for a few weeks," Jelly says.
"I'm not usually good at remembering things in general, so obviously I didn't do it for the first week until I got a call from mum asking if I had practised.
"Knowing I would forget again, I spent the night performing drafts and versions of the song to my best friend until I found the most memorable version was using the inspiration from the Gorillaz band – kind of funk/ reggae and adding my own style of jazz, which resulted in my own loophole to remember to practice the notes in the scales I have trouble with!"
Ahead of the song's release on Friday (19 June), scenestr is stoked to premiere 'Getting Better' today. Enjoy.
"The song is about being okay with change," adds Jelly. "I liked the premise of a song about deciding to improve rather than saying you already have."
Jelly is currently in lockdown with producer DubKlaat working on his debut album; stay tuned for more tunes from this artist who marries the charm of Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars with the conscious stylings of Frank Ocean and adds a little island flavour.