OLIVER TREE’S ‘UGLY IS BEAUTIFUL,’ FT. THE ORPHANAGE COLLAB, DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD CHARTS
Oliver Tree’s debut album Ugly Is Beautiful, featuring The Orphanage‘s Trevor Brown and Zaire Koalo collaboration “Bury Me Alive,” premiered in the #1 top spot on Billboard’s Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts, today.
Regarding Oliver Tree and the project, NME said, “Injecting humor into everything he does while offering a surrealist escape from the mundane everyday – it’s easy to see how Tree’s outlandishness has made him the digital age’s definitive rockstar.” The review of the album continued, “It’s a role he’s happy to play on the aptly-titled moshpit-inducing ‘Ugly Is Beautiful’ but, beyond the fuzzy guitars and old-school hip-hop beats, Tree’s thought-provoking narrative – which tackles depression, loneliness, commercialism, bullying and ignoring haters – proves he’s more than a piss-taking internet troll.”
Pitchfork echoed this sentiment, noting, “The reggae-influenced ‘Bury Me Alive’ pivots quickly to West Coast hip-hop. Inspired by the time he took too much acid at Burning Man…it warns about the dangers of drug abuse, colored with stock tropes about bargaining with the devil.”
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