O&O are a country folk duo who consist of Colorado-native, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Obadiah Jones, and Israeli vocalist, Orian Peled. The two met while studying for a Music BA at Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) where they had the unique opportunity of a one-on-one songwriting session with Sir Paul.
Currently residing in London the duo released their debut single, Traveling in June 2017.
O&O were a really welcomed surprise for me as I truly did not know what to expect. Their sound is the perfect blend of traditional/retro-pop country, Americana and Folk music with a fresh sound which is incredibly relaxing and instrumentally brilliant. Obadiah and Orian’s vocals blend beautifully together creating the perfect harmonious sound.
Traveling starts with a spaghetti western styled intro and an outlaw country melody. The vocals give the song a more uplifting feel in a beautiful, infectious way and the song is quite hypnotic in places.
Coming Over showcases Obidiah’s vocals more with great supporting harmonies from Orian. This song is another great tune with a more Americana Retro style and solid guitar work much like Santana.
With these two songs being all I have heard so far, I am certainly going to be keeping an eye and ear out for more music from them.