Oscar Jerome Shares New Live Session “‘Coy Moon – Live At Longreel”

December 2, 2020




Oscar Jerome  releases a special live version of ‘Coy Moon – Live At Longreel’, a track lifted from his widely praised debut album ‘Breathe Deep’, out now through Caroline International.

The album – featuring guest appearances from Lianne La Havas and Steam Down’s Brother Portrait – includes 6Music playlisted single ‘Sun For Someone’ and ‘Lizard Street’, which appears on the soundtrack to Michaela Cole’s I May Destroy You.

The new version of ‘Coy Moon’ – filmed at London’s former Oval Theatre – arrives close on the tail of a recent remix package featuring Franc Moody, Joe Armon-Jones and Nightmares On Wax, and details for a 2021 headline tour from Oscar including London’s Electric Brixton on October 5, 2021. You can watch ‘Coy Moon’ from here, with the ‘Breathe Deep Remixes’ streaming from here

The new session perfectly captures the sublime talent of this unique artist. Exuding soul, rhythm and sincere passion. Embrace this captivating video.

The remix bundle – which also features the drumming of Black Midi’s Morgan Simpson – is the first new music from Jerome since the release in August this year of ‘Breathe Deep’,which picked up airplay across Radio 1, 6Music and 1Xtra. The 21 headline tour for 2021 follows previous packed-out headline tours from Jerome around the US, UK & Europe (with London sell-outs at Heaven, Village Underground and EartH) and a support slot opening for Kamasi Washington. 

Though asserting himself as a jazz trailblazer in his own right, across ‘Breathe Deep’ Oscar celebrates the creative community around him, paying tribute to guitar greats like George Benson, Grant Green and Kenny Burrell and taking cues from the sounds of afrobeat, West African funk, broken-beat and 60s Latin American soul jazz. He carves out thoughtful songs that vary from personal odes to family, friends and past relationships (including ‘Coy Moon’ – remixed here by The Colours That Rise) to politically-charged cuts about climate change and environmental activism (‘Sun for Someone’ – given the remix treatment by Franc Moody and Shy One), the shameful treatment of refugees in Western Europe (‘Your Saint’ – remixed here by Joe Armon-Jones) and rallies against the corporations and governments that perpetually take from the poor (‘Give Back What U Stole From Me’). 

Talking about his debut, Oscar says: “‘Breathe Deep’ is a pretty broad presentation of who I am musically and my journey to get to this point. On a personal level, it’s a reflection of the effort put in during that path of self-bettering, both emotionally and in life more broadly. It’s about preparing oneself for failure and growing from that. Taking a moment to step back and see where things are going and where one has been.” On top of that, Oscar explains, it also addresses “the resilience of people, which is reflected in the more political moments on the album.”

Born in Norwich but upping sticks to London to study at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire (Fela Kuti, Moses Boyd), Oscar is now a staple of the capital’s burgeoning nu-jazz scene. Previously working with everyone from Yussef Dayes to Shabaka Hutchings and Moses Boyd, Oscar also starred alongside Ezra Collective’s Femi Koleoso and Joy Crookes in the campaign for Stella McCartney’s ‘All Together Now’ collection, performing at its Milan Fashion Week launch. He was also on the bill for the ‘Stellafest 2020’ music festival broadcast on the official Stella McCartney Instagram, playing alongside the likes of Kelis and Brian Wilson. 


1 October NEWCASTLE St Doms Social Club

2 October GLASGOW Dry-gate

3 October MANCHESTER Gorilla

5 October LONDON Electric Brixton

6 October BRISTOL Fleece

8 October OSLO Krøsset

9 October COPENHAGEN VEGA Ideal Bar

11 October HAMBURG Nachtasyl

13 October BERLIN Frannz

14 October WARSAW Hydrozagadka

15 October VIENNA Porgy & Bess

17 October MUNICH Strom


20 October LUZERN Schüür

21 October PARIS La Maroquinerie

23 October AMSTERDAM Paradiso Noord

24 October ROTTERDAM Bird

27 October LEEDS Belgrave

28 October BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds

29 October NORWICH Norwich Arts Centre

31 October BRIGHTON Patterns

‘Breathe Deep Remixes’

  1. Sun For Someone (Franc Moody Remix)
  2. Sun For Someone (Shy One Remix)
  3. Your Saint (Joe Armon-Jones Remix)
  4. Coy Moon |(The Colours That Rise Remix)
  5. Give Back What U Stole From Me (Nightmares On Wax Remix)

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