O&O RELEASE NEW VERSION OF THEIR SINGLE ‘LEAVE IT ’TIL TOMORROW’ WITH LAURA OAKES.
O&O have released a new collaborative version of their latest single ‘Leave It ’Til Tomorrow’ with award-winning UK Country songstress, Laura Oakes. The track sees the duo’s signature harmonies complemented by Oakes’ unique and stunning vocal.
The track was originally co-written by O&O and Laura Oakes before lockdown – a majestic song that sees both artists wanting to convey working through challenges in a relationship, despite rough times. The decision, therefore, to collaborate on the new track was one that the global pandemic was unable to prevent. Recorded remotely from home and premiered in a gorgeous live video on Maverick Magazine, both artists worked on their own parts separately before coming together in this magnificent collaboration.
Of the track O&O state: “[This is] “another one of our explorations into the intricacies of romantic relationships. For a while, the song was but an old-forgotten voice memo on Orian’s phone: a melody and lyric she hummed to herself in the shower. With the initial idea and a few chords at hand, we knew Laura was the perfect writer to help us realize the full potential of the song, which was completed in a few effortless hours spent in our living room over tea and cake.”
The duo’s full band headline show at legendary London venue the Spice Of Life, planned to coincide with this single release, has been re-scheduled to 18 September 2020, with support from Robbie Cavanagh & Jess Thristan – limited tickets on-sale now.
With an impressive two-year run of festivals and live appearances that started back in March 2018 at C2C: Country to Country at the O2 Arena and has since included Cambridge Folk Festival, Wood FesIval, Buckle & Boots, The British Country Music Festival, the inaugural Black Deer and AmericanaFest 2020 among others; live BBC radio performances across the country; and the release of their 2018 debut EP ‘Truth Comes Out’ to a hugely positive critical response, it’s safe to say this London based Israeli-American duo have begun to make their mark.
O&O are comprised of Colorado-native, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Obadiah Jones, and Israeli vocalist, Orian Peled. “The shared dream of a career in music led us both halfway across the world to the classrooms of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Insitute for Performing Arts (LIPA), where we met for the first Home.” While performing together in various projects during their three-year course, O&O established their deep connection as a songwriting partnership and were awarded the unique opportunity of a one-on-one songwriting session with Sir Paul.
“Upon graduating and with student visa expiration dates looming, we knew there would be no country where we could both live and work together,” Obadiah recalls. Determined to overcome the bureaucracy, they found an unlikely solution – to live and perform on cruise ships. A six-month stint in the Caribbean ultimately led them on a two-year journey, performing for thousands, honing their distinct sound and learning their cra_, while touring far-reaching parts of the world, from Alaska to the Greek Isles.
This long and winding road led the truly international act to their current home, London, where they hope to become a mainstay in the fast-growing Country and Americana music scene in the UK. Although relatively new to the London scene, O&O have already made their presence felt on the local live music circuit over the last twelve months, with support slots for artists including Australian Music Award nominees, The Germein Sisters, and a number of club and festival appearances. Their live show features the duo’s disHncHve, close-harmony sound with an Americana flare – Fleetwood Mac meets The Civil Wars.
Following the release of three standalone singles including ‘Traveling’, ‘Some Days’ & ‘Tears In The Rain’, with videos premiering on the major US sites The Boot & The Bluegrass SituaIon and coverage in the pages of magazines like Maverick and Songwriting; the duo’s debut EP ‘Truth Comes Out’ was released in September 2018 and is available to stream/download now (Spotify / Apple Music / Amazon), followed up late last year with ‘Here We Are’ and early this year with the brand new track ‘Dancing On The Floor’.