Today’s song is “Oil, Love & Oxygen” by the Australian indie rock/indie pop band Dave Robertson & The Kiss List. Though a soothing, melodic rock tune, the most important thing to take away from “Oil, Love & Oxygen” is the message embedded in the lyrics. An emotional perspective on how humans have contributed to climate change on Earth, the lyrics will make you think deeply and maybe pull on a few heartstrings. That is because the lyrics don’t hold back from the truth as they paint a grim picture of the state of today’s world.
Although the song’s message is deep, the instrumentation is the opposite: light and soothing. The song mainly features a piano, acoustic guitar, drumkit, and an electric organ. Throughout the song, the raspy yet rich tones filled the main singer’s vocals. A chorus, which was an impromptu gathering of friends at the end of a house concert, joins the song at the end to add more emotional depth to the song.
“Oil, Love & Oxygen” by Dave Robertson & The Kiss List is a must-listen for its emotional message that will leave listeners to ponder the steps to save the Earth. Coupled with these emotional lyrics are soothing and mellow tones resonating in the vocals, instrumentation, and even the beat. This is one song that you cannot miss!
Make sure to listen to “Oil, Love & Oxygen” by Dave Robertson & The Kiss List down below, and let me know what you think in the comments!
About the Artist: Dave Robertson & The Kiss List
Dave Robertson sings about kissing, climate change, cult 70s novels and more kissing. He loves concocting lyrics that are cheeky and deadly serious in equal measures, pondering the contradictions and beauty of everyday life. Dave’s unique compelling voice and percussive acoustic guitar work appeals to young and old, yet refuses to be locked in any single genre box.
The Kiss List brings a playful element to Dave’s songcraft. Rachel Armstrong warms the folk cockles with violin and mandolin, Tore Pedersen slips in some seriously slinky bass lines, Merle “alt-folk professor” Fyshwick gets behind the skins (showing he can play a dozen instruments in as many bands), and Rob Findlay adds a pop/rock sensibility with tasty little licks of the electric guitar.
The Kiss List have just released the much anticipated album Oil, Love and Oxygen. Recorded across ten houses and almost as many years, it is diverse mix of bittersweet indie folk, pop, rock and blues. Ian Shepherd, founder of Dynamic Range Day, mastered the album in the UK. It follows Dave’s Little Scientist EP that proved popular on radio around Australia, including Triple J.
Dave’s gig highlights include the Nannup, Fairbridge, Earthdance and Fremantle festivals, West Coast Blues and Roots Fringe, supporting The Basics (featuring Gotye) in Tasmania and the sultry Canadian singer-songwriter Carolyna Lovely in Vancouver, and performing the political “Rogue State” to thousands at a Walk Against Warming rally in Fremantle.
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