MEN IN MAKEUP
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Effortlessly combining vintage guitars, heavy drum machines and timeless pop sensibilities, MEN IN MAKEUP tackles serious 21st century issues including unconventional masculinity, mental health awareness and addiction.
Following the indefinite hiatus triggered by SKIN, the three-piece Alternative outfit formerly fronted by OJ, a fresh sound was born during a period of poor mental health and a freedom to create music with no restriction – eventually becoming MEN IN MAKEUP, the venture presented to you here. Writing, Performing and producing everything from start to finish himself, Men In Makeup has been afforded the time and freedom to meticulously plan a sound and vision.
With the recent debut single ‘’20/20 PERCEPTION’’ receiving excellent feedback, MEN IN MAKEUP looks to grow its audience and admirers whilst maintaining a sophisticated and thought provoking sound that OJ wants to share with anyone willing to listen.
Citing a wide variety of influences including Alex Turner, Lana Del Rey, Nine Inch Nails and Portishead; MEN IN MAKEUP has been praised for it’s lyrical content, clean production and lack of hesitation to discuss eminently suitable themes for a teenager growing up in the UK’s current climate.
''a genre collision that'd make your granddad shit his cream chinos''
- Pop Pravda on ''20/20 PERCEPTION''.
''This track is about a serious topic - being in a mental health limbo where you're undecided between ending it all or a long recovery process to try and find happiness where possible. That's a scary thing to deal with. I'm still in that place most days. And if you haven't been there, perhaps it's difficult to truly understand why it's a difficult decision to make. But I'm so grateful to have many supportive people in my life that don't struggle with depression themselves.
This track is about a serious topic. But the video involves what could easily be a grown man's audition tape to be a poor Johnny Depp lookalike in a pornographic feature. So it's alright to have a smile on your face, yeah?''
- OJ Sault on ''20/20 PERCEPTION'' and it's subsequent video.
Check out the daring debut single, ''20/20 PERCEPTION'' from MEN IN MAKEUP below.