Bristol-based producer obylx has released his single ‘Invincible’ on the 1st of June via Guise Records. The single was mastered by Prash ‘Engine Earz’ Mistry (Jorja Smith, The Prodigy). obylx has seen support from the likes of The Times (alongside Grimes, Stormzy and Harry Styles), CLASH Magazine, tmrw mag, Kaltblut Magazine, Northern Transmissions, Plastic Magazine, premiered via Son Of Marketing with a feature in Medium. Airplay support came in the forms of BBC Radio 6’s Lauren Laverne, BBC Introducing in the West and Amazing Radio and the producer has racked up a staggering 3 million plays on Spotify alone. His music has also been heard soundtracking content across media platforms including Apple iPhone releases, Formula 1 Grand Prix highlights and O2 UK television adverts. obylx’s music has found its way into established playlists such as Spotify’s Creamy and Chill Tracks, Apple Music’s Best Of The Week as well as As Heard in Apple Ads and his previous single, ‘Walk On’ was added to NPR Music’s Playlist. His previous work as Odjbox has seen the producer rack up over 220 million streams.
Inspired by classic tales of lost souls heading to the wilderness to find purpose, in late 2017 Oliver Johnson decided he too should embark on his own journey. He created a fictional wanderer called obylx to use as a vessel to chronicle his discovery of self. Beginning on the 1st January 2018, obylx has since released a new song on the first day of each and every month, essentially an evolving musical diary. The producer will be continuing to release a new single on the first of each month through this year.
‘Invincible’ draws parallels to the contemporary works of Imagine Dragons, Kasbo and Zayde Wolf. As a result, his sound remains unique with dynamics that cannot be tied to the shackles of genre. Influenced by the likes of Bowie, Grandaddy, Radiohead, Phillip Glass, and Randy Newman, obylx draws from a wide spectrum of reference points while at once never fully committing to any particular one – navigating deftly between obscurantism and pure genius.
obylx, a constantly evolving musician and creator, has shared his latest anthemic single with electronic-rock vocals and futuristic future bass production stylings. ‘Invincible’ is a triumphant piece of work that represents the progress obylx has made since the release of his previous single, highlighting a clear path of mental development and climb. The musician is honest with his fans, sharing “there’s still a way to go” but the hope and sheer unstoppable attitude found within the single leaves the listener with the firm belief that anything is possible.
Explaining the meaning behind the single, obylx tells us, “This song is not meant to be interpreted as me (obylx) being invincible, more that ideas can have a lasting effect. If something is worth pursuing then follow that realisation and that idea can become something that will outlive us all”