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Oliver Sparks’ debut single is a slice of electro-pop euphoria

Debut singles can be tough. Many artists take some time to find their footing, hence their debut releases often lack direction. Newcastle-based artist Oliver Sparks, however, is not one of these artists.

With the release of his debut track Dance, he has immediately established himself as one of Aussie music’s most exciting emerging artists. If you’re not already familiar with this name, it’s definitely time you changed that.

On his debut single Dance, Newcastle-based multi-instrumentalist Oliver Sparks delivers a euphoric slice of electro-pop listening bliss.

Throughout the new single, Oliver Sparks (real name Cameron Daniels) blends elements of electronica and pop to craft a sound that feels simultaneously familiar and fresh. With dynamic production and soaring vocal hooks, Dance is the kind of track that’ll stick with you for weeks.

Over the course of its four-minute duration, the song navigates myriad sonic territories—it never sits in one place for too long. One moment you’ll be gliding through sultry beats, and the next you’ll be immersed in euphoric pop melodies. And while the track is driven by pop characteristics, it carries an emotional resonance that reaches far further. As the song builds, so too does a real sense of catharsis.

These may still be early days for this Newcastle artist, but judging by the quality of what we’ve heard so far, I think we can safely expect plenty more quality tunes.

For now, do yourself a favour and listen to Dance above.

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April 10, 2019