Recently, Jersey City based duo Blueox released their debut single, “Panic Attack.” Today, we have the premiere of the video “Walk Tall,” which is the groups second single. Donny Dykowsky and Kieran Sullivan spoke a little bit about the track by saying:
It was late Spring when Kieran came to my studio with a sketch of what would become “Walk Tall.” He was armed with gritty guitar themes, a bass line, and some percussion layers. He clearly tapped into his Bahamian roots, and I knew we had the start of something special. From there I fleshed out drums, and additional musical textures, and the track began to take on an afrobeat tone. We threw up a mic and layered our vocals live without much fuss. Also, this is the first song we really started opening up with live on. It’s become a flashpoint for jams. Donny Dykowsky
The track felt anthemic, and it had balls. It was full Spring, and we wanted to telegraph something positive. Once we had an arrangement locked down, the melody and lyrics just fell into place. It was a gritty track with a positive message, and group vocal just made sense. Kieran Sullivan
The new track is also available on Spotify
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Meet BLUEOX – A Jersey City duo embracing the sounds of stoner-rock psychedelia, anti-folk, and the unconventional use of instrumentation.
With sounds reminiscent of Tame Impala and 70’s-era Pink Floyd, their forthcoming, self-titled debut EP echoes all the deep goodness of laying in bed on a Sunday morning after great sex, still a little high from the night before.
With haunting melodies and bold lyrics, singer Kieran Sullivan (Jessie Wagner, CC Roots) delivers each song with the confidence of a life truly earned. Producer and multi-instrumentalist Donny Dykowsky (Chesterwhite, Big Hair Girls) is a perfect compliment for Kieran’s approachable grit and melancholy as they both set the tone for a story-telling concept with themes of light and dark, the afterlife, and beyond.
Named after Kieran’s blue Ford pick up truck, the first BLUEOX session took place on April Fools Day, 2018, the day that truck was stolen. “I met Donny at a local coffee shop, and we had an inspired chat about music production and our influences,” says Kieran.