Manchester singer and producer Oliver Cean A.K.A. Oceaán has a haunting way about his music. Under swirling layers of smooth falsetto vocals that possess R&B qualities similar to James Blake, Oceaán breathes in dramatic elements behind curtains of electronic synths, drum claps, and dark instrumental breaks. His self-titled debut EP was released last week via Chess Club Records, home of Jungle, Swim Deep and . Enjoy and listen below:


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