A Mellow Indie Folk Vibe. - Oscar Thorburn: Burning Out
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posted 11 Nov 2019 by Krister Axel
The mellow indie-folk vibe here pairs well with a lyrical theme of redemption, as Thorburn makes peace with a difficult past and a bright future.

Oscar Thorburn is an up-and-coming singer and songwriter from Sydney, Australia. On his new release 'Burning Out,' he comes to terms with his instinct for self-preservation in a world where we put everyone else's needs first.

Burning Out was written during a very difficult time in his life, and served as personal directive to let the emotions of feeling overworked and uninspired pass through him like sunlight through glass. The mellow indie-folk vibe here pairs well with a lyrical theme of redemption, as Thorburn makes peace with a difficult past and a bright future. With an easy groove and a positive outlook from this guitar-driven pop song, we prepare for the day when we can wake up with a proud smile.

I wake up after noon
Sun through the curtains burnin holes through my eyes
and let's be real it's no surprise
That I found myself lying face down on the floor

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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