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Idris Ocean’s Melancholy Neo-Soul ‘Van Gogh’

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Idris Ocean is an emerging independent hip-hop/r&b artist who started his journey as a professional musician 5 years ago. The El Paso, Texas native writes soulful and introspective neo-soul grooves. Although he is just getting started, the talented young artist hit the ground running with his debut single.

“Van Gogh” is the debut single from Idris Ocean, available worldwide via all major streaming services. Originally released in 2019, the track was a hit right out of the gate. Without any record label support, since its release the song has over 1.4 million spins on Spotify.

An angelic harp music opens the track. Soon the beat drops on a chilled out downtempo hip-hop groove. Idris Ocean steps to the mic for a melancholy, soulful stream-of-consciousness melodic freestyle rap about fame, art and mental health.

"I'm currently working on an album that will tackle the topics of depression and mental health issues. Van Gogh is an up beat song but if you take a closer listen I'm really talking about something darker."
Idris Ocean's Melancholy Neo-Soul 'Van Gogh' 1
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Check out “Van Gogh” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Beat playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with the artist. Get on his profiles and stay in the loop on all of the music to come from this rising star.

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