OLY SHERMAN collaborates with hip hop artist KP HYDES on blissed out new single ‘LUSH LYFE’

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Oly Sherman returns in 2021 with refreshed energy when it comes to releasing new music. His latest single, ‘Lush Lyfe’ is a total dream of a track from the Sydney songwriter, who incorporates a striking guest turn from hip hop artist KP Hydes into the project.

As his first collaboration, Oly brings together his now trademark soulful vocals together with effortless flow from KP; both are naturals on the track together, making ‘Lush Lyfe’ such an easy and immersive listen.

Recorded between Oly’s home studio and Kiln Studios in St. Peters, ‘Lush Lyfe’ came together quite easily once KP became involved. The final result, rhythmic and moody, is a fitting addition to Oly’s growing body of work.

“It’s a weird thought that this is my first actual collaboration track. I’ve known KP for a while now and always wanted his type of energy on one of my songs. He came over for a few drinks one night and I asked if he would be keen on rapping on this drum beat/guitar rhythm I had recorded a few weeks earlier. He was amazing. The song’s structure literally took an hour or two to put together.”
Oly Sherman

‘Lush Lyfe’, a track that Oly has described as being about misunderstood, is one that has stemmed from personal experience. Marking a moment of realisation and self-reflection and realisation, ‘Lush Lyfe’ is another insight into his songwriting and narrative style.

“The song for me is about feeling slightly misunderstood. I was going through so many of the motions in so many aspects of my life for so long, and wasn’t until recently I decided to start making more decisions for myself. The title of the song is ironic in a way, as a ‘lush life’ can be misleading.”
Oly Sherman


“Head over heels for those tones in your guitar and the way they sit back, letting your voice and words fill this song with heart.”
Triple J, Claire Mooney (‘Madness’, 2020)

“This is some really timeless, soothing, soul and folk covered in the finest ocean mist. Beautiful mix Oly!”
Triple J, Declan Byrne (‘The World Is In A Bad Room’, 2020)

“A folk sensation echoing the dreamy work of Matt Corby, Boy & Bear and Josh Pyke.”
Happy Magazine“It’s been a few years now since Sydney’s Oly Sherman burst onto the Aussie music scene and not a single second has been wasted bringing his exceptional tunes to his fans.”

To celebrate the release of ‘Lush Lyfe’, Oly will perform a special hometown show in Sydney at The Vanguard before hitting the road for an unmissable extensive tour.


Friday March 5th The Vanguard Sydney

Sunday March 7th Aunty Ed’s Katoomba
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Sunday 21st March Burbrae Wines Mudgee
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Friday 26th March The Victoria Bathurst
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Sunday 28th March Birdhouse Bar Wagga Wagga
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Saturday 17th April Since I Left You Sydney
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Friday 7th May The Bearded Lady Brisbane
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Thursday 13th May Treehouse on Belongil Byron Bay
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Friday 14th May Flow Cafe Old Bar, NSW
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Saturday 15th May Sol Bar (Loungebar) Maroochydore
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Thursday 20th May The Lansdowne Sydney

‘Lush Lyfe’ is out now.
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