In his incredibly gripping new video for “Oasis,” New York artist Danny Matos shares a powerful and personal look into the way we as a society obsess over so many things beyond our control. While it may seem bleak at first, there’s hope to be found in our own oasis—and Matos wants to help his listeners get there.
“The song is about me ridding myself of all these things, and finding that place of ‘Oasis,’” Matos explains. “The songs on the album after ‘Oasis’ find me in a place of self-discovery where I am beginning to shed everything that was taught to me.”
Those sentiments come to life in these visuals directed by MRKQJ, who pulls together footage of different versions of Matos. In one shot, he’s blindfolded and unable to see the realities of the world. In others, he’s wearing the classic shirt and tie outfit that he says “society attributes to real manhood.” The catch, though, is that he’s surrounded by metaphorical imagery of how we bring ourselves down—clocks, weight scales, calendars…
“Oasis” is a thoughtful and evocative video that will make viewers question the way they perceive their own lives. It’s also just a really solid single off Matos’s latest project, Caged Are The Songs That Set Me Free, which is produced entirely by the superbly talented Rusty Mack.