France-based pop/rock trio, Oakman have released their new single, “All The Way Up,” via Rude Records today. The synth-heavy track reminds listeners to never give up on their dreams and continue making their way all the way up. Listen to it now below.
About the song, the band said, “All the way up represents this long journey in a life between fear, hesitation and the desire to never stop going further. Since we were born, we all have dreams that we never stop fighting for. For which we will always be regarded as a Alien by others because we are often misunderstood and not supported. And when everything else gets in the way, it’s often psychologically hard to continue to find strength. But every day is a new day and every day brings a new strength to keep going all the way up.”
The band arrived on the Lyon rock scene in 2016 with the release of their self-produced EP, Waterscape. Following the release of their first EP, the band began to tour across not only France, but England, Italy, Japan, the US and more. They opened for bands like Enter Shikari (Bataclan, Paris), ZZ TOP (Pérouges Fest), Basement (Kao, Lyon) and Bukowski (Marché Gare, Lyon). They later released their second EP, Plastic World, in October 2018, which was mixed by Sam Pura (State Champs, Story So Far) in Fremont, CA.
Every time they play, the effect is immediate. They will touch you emotionally with songs like “Plastic World” or “Spread,” but keep a touch of fun and joy with songs like “Clear Enough.” With Marine’s incredible voice at the forefront, the band builds up a contrast between aggression and solace with each track.