Today, Queen’s based Alternative Hip-Hop band the Oxymorrons will debut their new music video Alone exclusively on MTV’s Buzzworthy Blog. Written and produced by Oxymorrons and White Indian, Alone is the first single from the band’s forthcoming EP, “4 Fun & Games,” due out later on this summer.
Written in honor of a friend who committed suicide, Alone is 100% pure, unfiltered honesty about pushing through a time when you feel there’s no one you can to turn to for help. The video, directed by Jasmin Williams, niece of the legendary director Hype Williams, illustrates the heavy emotional content while staying true to the bands platform of positivity. When asked about what went into making the video, Jasmin explains,
“Me and these guys have known each other for years, so when the timing was right and the opportunity presented itself, it was a quick and easy yes; no hesitation. We went a completely different route for this video than I think their fans are used to. I really wanted to expose a side of the Oxys that the song reveals; I just wanted to match the intensity of the song visually.”
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The Oxymorrons have been making music their way since the Queens bred brothers joined forces in 2009. After years spent playing and touring with other groups, it was clearly time for K.I. and D to set the New York scene ablaze. Rounding out the group are Omar Hernandez (DJ) and Matty Mayz (drums), who have both become an intricate part of the group’s live show and writing process. The Oxymorrons are not a hip-hop group in case you were wondering. They are not a rock group, or a pop act. They are the aftermath of a massive collision between inspiration and boundless creativity.
Oxymorrons’ inspiring music, positive messages, and dedication to the fans cultivated their Geek Life movement; forming an eclectic, supportive family of underdogs determined to prevail despite all odds. The group continued gaining momentum by playing various shows around New York City, finally catching their first big break opening for Lupe Fiasco. The fellas continued to make music and play shows, leading them to the 2010 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX where they met and developed a strong friendship with Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes.
In Fall 2011, the Oxymorrons connected with Jay-Z‘s company, Artful Dodger to release their mix tape, “STFU and Listen”. The project had two successful release events; one held at the Roc A Wear showroom in Manhattan hosted by Sway Calloway of MTV and the other in Los Angeles hosted by DJ Skee. They have shared the stage with chart-toping and buzz-worthy acts like Gym Class Heroes, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, Ke$sha, Das Racist, Yelawolf, Bad Rabbits, Rihanna, Neon Hitch, and more. In November 2012, a video for the track “TKO” featuring and co-written by the Oxymorrons was released by Wynter Gordon to critical acclaim.
*ALONE was written and produced by Oxymorrons and White Indian with mixes done by Giancarlo Lino and Michael Bozzi. The Oxymorrons are currently recording their fifth project “4 Fun & Games” due out later on this summer.
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