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Oscar Lang releases new song "21st Century Hobby"

08 June 2021, 13:11 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Oscar Lang has unveiled "21st Century Hobby" as the third single from his upcoming debut album Chew The Scenery.

"21st Century Hobby" is the third preview of Chew The Scenery, following earlier outings "Are You Happy?" and "Stuck".

Lang says of the new track, ""21st Century Hobby" is a tune based on the idea of society’s obsession with sharing your life online and comparing yourself to other people. There was one point where I was spending 13 hours a week on social media, which equated to about a month every year. That was a really dark time for me - I always thought that it would never affect me, but it took some time to realise that it was subconsciously affecting my mental health."

Chew The Scenery, which will follow last year's Antidote To Being Bored EP, was recorded over the space of a month in Liverpool. Lang explains, "Over the past two years the sound of my music has changed a lot, from bedroom pop to rock. We recorded the album over a month up in Liverpool. It was a nice break away from the tedious lockdown in the UK as I got to spend a month away with my mates doing what I love. I think you can hear that built-up boredom being released on the record."

"21st Century Hobby" is out now. Oscar Lang's debut album Chew The Scenery will land via Dirty Hit on 16 July, and is available to pre-order now. He'll play London's Camden Assembly on 28 October. Tickets are on sale now from
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