A Step Away Brings Black Oxygen A Step Closer
The band Black Oxygen is comprised of brothers David (vocals, songwriting, lead guitar) and Nick Lyle (drums, keyboards, programming).The Kansas City-born and Los Angeles-based duo channels an undeniable chemistry into an unpredictable hybrid of alternative-pop and rock punctuated by the perfect amount of swagger. During 2016, they hit the studio with producer Brett Hestla (Dark New Day, Framing Hanley) and have been busy cooking up their next musical evolution.
To give their hungry friends and fans a taste of what’s to come the brothers decided to release a couple of songs. The first “A Step Away” combines shimmering keys and robust guitars with an anthemic arena-size sound and hit last Friday at all digital outlets. Followed by a video premiere that went live at midnight on April 1st and garnered over 100,000 views in the first 24 hours. The views are currently over 321k and growing.
Friend and internet sensation Chantel Zales lends her talents to the video that shows a less serious side of Black Oxygen. Although these guys don’t mess around when it comes to the integrity of their music. The video shows the more laid back and comic side of them.
The brothers already have two successful albums under their leather belts, 'The American Dream' (2012) and 'Beating Time' (2014). Although their resume is already impressive, this is only the beginning for this hard-working band. They have collaborated with Strange Music’s Kutt Calhoun and Kstylis on the song “Whole Thang” as well as Irv Da Phenom on “Madman” and landed high-profile placements on the NFL Network for “Livin’ The Life.” Their single “The American Dream” notched over 84K Spotify streams as the band went on to tour relentlessly and perform at Rockfest, among other festivals. MTV, VH1, HipHopDX, and more have featured them.