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OOOTH BIO

In November 2018 Oooth released their first full studio album (Who cares what you think) and thereafter the Live DVD of the album release (Keeping it Casual) as well as several music videos and singles were released since then.

In the first months of 2020, Oooth released 2 new singles and music videos. In August 2020 ‘Grateful – acoustic’ single and music video lead the way to the full album launch of ‘Who cares what you Think – Acoustic’ in September 2020 paired with an awareness campaign for Farm Murders & Gender-Based Violence in SA.

January 2021 saw the release of the second studio rock album ‘Nothing’s Gonna Change’ paired with the music video for ‘Your Lies’ off this new album. The following months saw the release of ‘Loving You’, ‘Departures’, number 1 radio hit ‘Sunshine’. and ‘Fight this Feeling’. The music videos and the album has already received airplay and press in Norway, Germany, Australia, Ireland, London and South Africa. These songs have also seen top spots on various radio stations’ playlists.

‘The plan is basically to release a video a month for each song off the new album. I think this is a great way to share our music and it is super fun to make these videos.’ – Jason Oosthuizen

‘Nothing’s Gonna Change’ has also been nominated for the 2021 ‘Rock Album of the Year’ award by the South African Music Awards with the awards evening scheduled for July 2021. Holding Thumbs!

ALBUMS

All Album and Single releases.

NOTHING’S GONNA CHANGE

Second Studio Rock Album released in January 2021. Also nominated for SAMA award for BEST ROCK ALBUM in 2021.

WHO CARES WHAT YOU THINK? – ACOUSTIC

Acoustic edition of our first album, Who cares what you think? released during lockdown alongside our GBV and Farm Murders awareness event.

WHO CARES WHAT YOU THINK?

Our first studio rock album released in November 2018.

ON THE TABLE

“This is really just a song written about partying really hard and having a good time and not caring about what other people think of you”, comments Jason.

STAND UP

“I wrote this song to shed light on all the people of our country that wish to just move forward, live their lives and grow, but are constantly faced with historical judgement and metaphorical wars. So many are ready to see South Africa grow, but so many are stuck on one-sided beliefs from different sides of our history.”

MUSIC VIDEOS

Watch the latest music video releases from Oooth Music here.

FIGHT THIS FEELING

We decided to go with a neon-light fast-paced concept of the band playing all dressed in white with white instruments to match that of the fun and fast-paced song.

“I think this song can resonate with most people our age, the 30 to 40’s where we think back to our younger/ wilder years of partying, meeting new people every time and embracing our youth, but now we are in a transition phase of wanting more out of life, becoming more responsible and looking towards the future. We all want to party like there is no tomorrow, but we also want to become the best version of ourselves and don’t want that feeling of growth and aspirations to go away.” – Jason Oosthuizen

SUNSHINE

SUNSHINE, already hit number one on the Mix93.8FM SA Top 40 JustPlainDrive so we are very excited to release this video! “Everybody has someone or something in their lives that keeps them sane.

A lot of us don’t always cherish what we have until it’s gone so while making good memories, be sure to make a mental note.” – Jason Oosthuizen “The video plays off the song’s meaning. The song is not necessarily about love, but the value of creating important relationships in life. The music video with the 2 kids spending a memorable day together plays on a day that they will cherish forever.” – Jason Oosthuizen

DEPARTURES

DEPARTURES is the opening track on NOTHING’S GONNA CHANGE.

This video is quite chaotic, with all the elements shot in one day. The location also brought an interesting element as we drove through the outskirts of Pretoria with over an hour of farmland and eventually found this gem. The shoot had to also end early as Jason nearly passed out from running around and moving in all directions.

LOVING YOU

“The song is pretty much self-explanatory. Loving someone and hoping they would love you back and how it would suck if that person had to leave. The video pretty much plays on the concept of a runaway bride realising she actually loves someone else” – Jason Oosthuizen

YOUR LIES

YOUR LIES is the first video release from the new album NOTHING’S GONNA CHANGE.

“We decided to release a straightforward performance video purely as a build-up to the release of our new rock album. It was definitely still super fun to make and I must say, it’s my favourite performance video of Oooth so far. The song itself is really just a replay on the state of South Africa and after our first release in 2018 singing about similar issues, the fact of the matter is that it feels like ‘Nothing’s Gonna Change’ hence the album title” – Jason

LIVE DVD’s and Performances

Form capturing our very first performance and album release to Live Lockdown sessions.

KEEPING IT CASUAL – LIVE DVD

The Live DVD, KEEPING IT CASUAL, is a live recording of the band’s debut launch show at Rivonia Barnyard on 26 November 2018. Produced by OOOTH (Pty) Ltd and shot by Jet Black London, the DVD documents the band’s debut show through 3 video cameras, 5 GoPro cameras and also features extra lightning and pyrotechnics. The DVD was mastered by Fourie Smit from Smack Entertainment.

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