Oxblood – Teenage Crush IV feat. Korallreven
In the summer of 2015, a young producer named Oxblood reached out to Korallreven. He wanted Korallreven to know how much their music inspired his own creations. Over time a friendship unfolded and Oxblood began sharing early-stage material with them. Introspective and celestial, it was clear to see where the musical overlap took place. Korallreven’s contemplative arrangements were present in Oxblood’s music, but they appeared as mere brushstrokes – faint stars streaking the night sky. Oxblood’s material is distinct in its own right, pulling equally from progressive house and pop music. Intrigued with the concept of time, Oxblood often plays with transitions – the way people change over days, months and years. Unique experiences that happen only once and how these moments unlock precious bouts of spontaneity and sincerity. Months later, following many emails and a hang in Brooklyn last fall, track “Teenage Crush IV” was born as an official collaboration between artists.
While “Teenage Crush IV” took shape, so did big changes for both Oxblood and Korallreven: Oxblood graduated college and released a stunning two track single. Titled “How Long Is Forever,” and bundled an equally transportive b-side, the single encapsulates Oxblood’s pensive approach to making music. It was released on Gold River Entertainment, the label owned and operated by his manager Matt Bernucca. And in the fall of 2015, after releasing their final single, “Here In Iowa,” Korallreven disbanded.
“Teenage Crush IV” is released June 14 by Cascine and Gold River Entertainment.