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Rising UK Jazz Guitarist/Vocalist Oscar Jerome Shares New Song DO YOU REALLY

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South London-based Gilles Peterson-tipped artist, Oscar Jerome is today sharing his new single, "Do You Really." 

The track follows Jerome's critically celebrated Where Are Your Branches? EP from earlier in the year.

"Do You Really" is the latest addition to a flourishing back-catalogue for Jerome, finding the artist at his most socially aware to-date, lyrically navigating his way through issues of masculinity and sexuality, whilst lacing the track with his characteristic sinewy guitar and kinetic rhythms. 
Speaking about the downtempo jazz-soul number, Jerome said, "This tune is about struggling with unrealistic ideals of sex, gender roles and masculinity. The difference between intellectually knowing what is right and actually changing the way you feel deep down after being brainwashed from birth."
Oscar Jerome has been honing his craft as a musician and writer since a young age. He has worked as vocalist, guitarist and composer with countless acts and grown through the thriving South London music scene. 

In his solo project Jerome brings all of his influences together, sighting artists such as Gil Scott-Heron, George Benson, John Martyn, The Clash, Ali Farka Toure and Jay Dilla. Oscar’s song writing is motivated by politics, spirituality within music and life experiences. His creative vision is to always make music with sincerity and pay homage to his countless inspirations. 

With an acclaimed live show that has taken him from sessions and shows with the likes of Boiler Room, Mahogany, Jazz Cafe to performance in New York City at the prestigious Blue Note Jazz and Le Poisson Rouge, Oscar Jerome is well on his way to becoming a major draw.

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