OSRIN Forges His Own HIGHWAY To Success

By H Writes

The young Swedish producer and musician Osrin is on a continuous roll at the moment. Collaborations with Martin Garrix, his own productions for STMPD RCRDS and Universal Sweden and a sound that captivates us in this very uneventful time, he has just released another track alongside WILHELM, Highway. He speaks to us for our Artist Intro series below. 

It’s an amazing feeling when I’ve created something I’m happy about and I see other people enjoy it as much as I do.

To kick things off, can you tell us a little about yourself… where are you currently based?

I’m currently based in Stockholm, but I’ve been going back and forth to Amsterdam a lot for work. Lately I haven’t traveled that much of course, so I’m mostly here in Stockholm for the moment! But I have my people that I like to work with over here, so I’m happy. 

How long have you been making music for?  

I’ve been playing guitar since I was 8 and then I started producing my own stuff around the age of 11/12 or so. My older brother showed me the basics of FL Studio and then I taught myself after that. 

What/who/where inspires you the most creatively?

My friends inspire me a lot, I’m surrounded by a lot of creative friends and we’re always excited about hearing each other’s music and ideas. I also get very inspired by movies and movie scoring. 

What are your favourite parts about being an artist? If you could change one thing about it, what would it be?  

I love to be able to create something personal and unique that I’m proud of and then share it with people. It’s an amazing feeling when I’ve created something I’m happy about and I see other people enjoy it as much as I do. If I would have to change something about being an artist is that it often comes with time pressure. For me time pressure and stress is the opposite to creating music. Inspiration comes and goes so it can sometimes be stressful to always have your next song ready. 

Your new single with WILHELM has just arrived and it’s so catchy! How long ago did you make it? 

Thank you! We actually made it on the release day of our other song Left To Try. That was in May 2020. We met up to celebrate the release of it, but ended up with so much excitement in us that we ended up making music and Highway was the outcome. 

What did you enjoy about working with WILHELM on another track?

I always enjoy working with Wilhelm, not only because of his incredible melodies and lyrics but also for his crazy voice. As a producer he is so easy to work with, because his voice doesn’t need any processing or work to sound good. It sounds good even when it’s completely raw. So I’m always careful not to remove that emotion of his vocals by processing it too much. 

If you could have anyone remixing your work, who would you choose? 

That question gets me very excited, there’s a lot of people I would love to see remixing my work. One that would be fun to hear would be Mura Masa, I feel like he’s always trying to push boundaries and you never know what to expect. 

What sets you apart as an artist?  

I think my productions always are quite playful. When I create I always try so many weird ideas and then all of a sudden you find a combination of sounds that makes sense and glues together. I also love the idea of combining live recorded instruments into electronic productions. 

Which direction do you want to take over the next year? Any plans you can share with us?

Right now I’m excited about putting out more singles. I also want to do some collabs together with people that inspire me. Sometime in the future I’d love to do some bigger project like an ep or album. But for now I’m focusing on the singles!

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