Photo Credit: Oscar Welsh (@oscarwelsh_)
By Alissa Arunarsirakul // November 12, 2020
We’ve raved about Oscar Welsh more times than we can count, and we’re adding one more stellar review to that list. The Suffolk-based indie pop charmer may have started making music on a whim, but now he’s become one of our favorite rising artists yet. Shortly after the unveiling of his mesmerizing debut EP, Vernal, Welsh is back with another delicate new single, “Avery.”
With dreamy synths and vibey warps, “Avery” showcases the very best of Welsh’s musicality. Written into conception while his new puppy was teething, “Avery” isn’t about anyone in particular, but the way Welsh croons about this imaginary person makes us believe someone out there exists. If you’re a dog person, you’ll very much enjoy the accompanying “Avery” visual, which gives Welsh’s Dalmatian puppy plenty of screen time.
On “Avery,” Oscar Welsh shared,
“Avery is a made up person, a caricature of someone who giggles at the worst of times, and has no appreciation of what other people think. I made this song as our new Dalmatian puppy was chewing at my ankles in my bedroom. My dog reminded me a lot about the person I was singing about–it was meant to be! So I named the pup Avery, and he appears in the music video.”