Ryan Oakes Drops New Single ‘Ground Zero’ With AViVA

Ryan Oakes has released ‘Ground Zero’, the final single before his debut album arrives next week.

Ryan Oakes
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Oakes will be dropping his debut album ‘Wake Up’ on 12 May.

Check out the new single, which features AViVA, via the music video below, which is set amid a late-night drive.

The ‘Ground Zero’ video follows on from ‘Ruined’ and ‘Spaceship’, which together are designed to tell a complete story.

Oakes has said he’s wanted to go “above and beyond with the visuals for this album”, adding:

“We wanted to set a new standard, instead of a bunch of individual videos, they ended up being one large cohesive video split into clips that tells a story,” he explains. 

“It follows me through Slumberland which is a clothing brand I’ve built alongside my music, where all my nightmares come true. 

I “WAKE UP” in a lab and finally escape only to come home to find my psychotic girlfriend has turned into a robot killing machine. 

Upon making my escape, she jumps in the car with me (which is the “GROUND ZERO” video) and I drive us off of a cliff — inevitably killing us both, essentially ending the loop where I “WAKE UP” and start the entire thing over again.”

Oakes will be embarking on a first-ever headline ‘Wake Up’ tour following the album’s release next week – see the full dates and more information here.

See the full ‘Wake Up’ tracklisting and album artwork below.

1.     WAKE UP

2.     HEAVYWEIGHT (w/ Loveless)

3.     WHITE FLAG (w/ Magnolia Park)

4.     DOWN

5.     GROUND ZERO (w/ AViVA)

6.     RUINED (w/ Ekoh)

7.     SPACESHIP (w/ Abigail Osborn)





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