Aussie rock discovery POISON OAK present the Official lyric video for their critically acclaimed first single “Losing Ourselves“.
“I sort of called it my Smashing Pumpkins/ Silversun Pickups riff, as it used the open E strings while going back and forth from maj 7th note to the tonic, which is pretty common among those bands.
Then one morning, after going out with some friends, I wrote the song based off the feeling I got from the night, where I didn’t really care about ‘what I should be doing’ and ‘where I should go’ and basically ‘what people think about me’. Letting go I guess of all common things we sometimes do to try to fit into society, like wanting to take pictures for social media etc. to make yourself look like you have a ‘fun life’ or whatever.
After that night, it made me realize that I don’t need to waste my time doing things that I have no interest in. Basically, summing up what you go through when you’re growing into an adult, and I just don’t have time to care about things that don’t matter to me. I pretty much sat and wrote the song out in an hour.”
Poison Oak brings out a sound that combines both melancholy and uplifting Australian rock n roll, with lyrics that match the common misgivings of life. With catchy melodies, hard hitting riffs and somber ballads, Poison Oak is a fresh sound bound to get stuck in your ears.
- James Balthes
- Ray Pearson
- Russell West
- Chris Reiterer