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OXYGYN

Abstractly focussing on the complex paradigms of humanity, Maltese indie-pop outfit

We are Oxygyn, an indie-pop band based in Malta with a passion for making music that matters.

Oxygyn is composed of sibling vocal duo Kurt Abela and Katia Abela, with lyrics written by Kurt Abela, music produced by Funky Monkey and Zack Walters on guitar.

Our aim is to make music that inspires others, the same music has always inspired us, by exploring important human and social issues through song, to encourage their listeners to not only hear their music, but to also sit back and reflect.

Oxygyn was established in December 2015, with the release of our debut original single CORRODE. The song reached No.2 on Malta’s Top 10 Chart (89.7 BAY), and the music video has garnered over 14,000 views on YouTube.

We followed this up with WOLVES WITHOUT TEETH, a cover version of the song originally released by Of Monsters & Men, in September 2016.

In 2017, we started transitioning from acoustic and piano-based music into a more modern and polished sound that like to describe as indie-pop. We got to perform at several local music festivals for the first time, including the Farsons Beer Festival, Rock the South and the Beland Music Festival, and we also opened for Joe Roscoe during a gig in July.

This evolution culminated in the release of our original single BUBBLEWRAP in November 2017, which debuted with radio play on XFM 100.2’s Big Drive Home with Trudy Kerr, and was accompanied by an elaborate music video produced by 141 Records.

BUBBLEWRAP reached No.1 on Malta’s Top 10 Chart (89.7 BAY) in January 2018, and the music video reached over 11,000 people on social media in a matter of weeks.

Amassing a total of 10,000 streams on Soundcloud alone in 2020, and landing the top spot on the PRS Malta Top 10 Airplay Chart with fourth and fifth singles ‘Venom’ and ‘Wicked White Lies’, the band are now setting their sights on a UK breakthrough for their punchy, electronic-led indie-pop.

Propelled by an addictive electronic beat, Mercy is the band’s melancholic, yet punchy sixth single release since their 2015 inception. Revolves around themes of anger and vulnerability: Mercy abstractly focuses on the narrative of an individual who trusts another enough to be vulnerable, and then has this same vulnerability used against them”.

We hope to release more original material and to continue performing it live for diverse audiences. Follow us on our social media platforms to stay tuned for more info about upcoming music, gigs and more.

 

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Oxygyn - Mercy [Official Video] Stage 3
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Oxygyn - Mercy [Official Video] Stage 3

Oxygyn - Mercy [Original Mix] out now via @141recordsofficial Officially Published on 24,02,2021 Stream & Download: https://www.141records.com/releases​ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2tPctuGmo1JYPO7K9nltdh?si=0c862b4ca2b74415 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/141recordsofficial/oxygyn-mercy?in=141recordsofficial/sets/oxygyn Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/album/1550723972?app=itunes&ls=1 Deezer: https://deezer.page.link/DVLw1knpsAQrHjiVA Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/albums/B08TZQG417?marketplaceId=ATVPDKIKX0DER&musicTerritory=US&trackAsin=B08V14L9HT Google Play: https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=2sUQKIdSIek&feature=share iTunes: https://music.apple.com/album/1550723972?app=itunes&ls=1 Follow Oxygyn Website: https://www.141records.com/oxygyn​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oxygynmusic/​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oxygynmusic/​ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/oxygyn​ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUCE...​ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7H8hB...​ Follow 141 Records Website: https://www.141records.com​ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/141RecordsOf...​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/141recordso...​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/141_records​ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/141recordsoffi...​ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/141records​ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/collection/a...​ Supported by Railway Studios: https://www.facebook.com/railwaystudiosmt - Crew Produced by 141 Crew Director: Luke Camilleri DOP: Malcolm Camilleri Artistic Director: Kurt Abela Head Of Production: Luke Camilleri Editor: Malcolm Camilleri Colorist & Special effects: Malcolm Camilleri Production Manager: Luke Camilleri Vocals - Katia Abela and Kurt Abela Guitars - Zack Composer - J A N J U Lyrics - Kurt Abela Production - Funky Monkey Recorded, produced, Mixed & Mastered by Peter Borg at Railway Studios Photographer - Lorella Castillo, Sarah Cassar Dymond (Cassar Dymond Photography) & Christian Cauchi Styling - Jeandor Special Thanks - Featuring - Elisa Attard Yeon Additional Cast: Glenn Brincat Ethan Mills Matthias Zammit Dean Pace Lyrics - Hold back, Keep the acid to yourself. Never, Let your tongue release the words. Mind’s eye, Dictate how my body traps its prey, Threats at bay. Let go, Ease your grip on this cliche. Freedom, Learning how to lift its weight. Strip down, Get this burden off your shoulder blades, Bruises fade. I’m begging, ‘gainst the odds, A game played, I’m your pawn. Refrain: Hide, seek, dare you to see, Peek at the world through your coloured glass. Hopscotch, firing shots, Error a day keeps your sense away. Swore an oath, crossed your fingers, Gritting your teeth, throw the key away. Time out, for your sad deeds, Until you learn what a fool you’ve been. Drown me, Take me to the great beyond. Trick me, False sense of security. Catch me, Leave me to the beast that roams these dorms, Swallows souls. Weak lamb, Let me treat you back to health. One feud, I’ll throw you back into the wild. What rush, To hold the fate of something vulnerable, In your hands. I’m frail I’m, defenseless, The mercy of nature. Refrain: Once you’re slowly drifting back, You’ll see the world’s kaleidoscope (x4) #Oxygyn​ #OXY​ #oxygynmusic​ #141Crew​ #141Records​ Copyright © 2021 141 Records All rights reserved
Oxygyn - Wicked White Lies [Official Video] Stage 2
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Oxygyn - Wicked White Lies [Official Video] Stage 2

Oxygyn - Wicked White Lies [Original Mix] out now via @141Recordsofficial Officially Published on Sep 04, 2020 Stream & Download: https://www.141records.com/releases Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3GC26QuKzssrudrxnkPRXK?highlight=spotify:track:4yww2gavgdWj8OuLiruG1p Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/141recordsofficial/oxygyn-wicked-white-lies?in=141recordsofficial/sets/oxygyn Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1528127111 Deezer: https://deezer.page.link/AXS5KFgQEGYRoRqHA Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/albums/B08G7YN9R6?ref=dm_sh_13d8-0c25-dmcp-1447-b33c1&musicTerritory=MT&marketplaceId=A3K6Y4MI8GDYMT Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bcird2zp7rrqnnpc4cc3d6hjkrm&tid=song-T3k5cpsran2wtvopncysj56mgem iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1528127111?ls=1&app=itunes Follow Oxygyn Website: https://www.141records.com/oxygyn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oxygynmusic/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oxygynmusic/ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/oxygyn YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUCEW-0xjQPUj-vjn8EfB0Q Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7H8hB7dA4…KGTKCNa7tZ4qx9aw Follow 141 Records Website: https://www.141records.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/141RecordsOfficial/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/141recordsofficial/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/141_records SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/141recordsofficial YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/141records Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/collection/albums Supported by Railway Studios: https://www.facebook.com/railwaystudi... Sponsored by Ta’ Spiru Barber Shop - Crew Produced by 141 Crew Director: Luke Camilleri DOP: Malcolm Camilleri Artistic Vision: Kurt Abela Head Of Production: Luke Camilleri Editor: Malcolm Camilleri Colorist & Special effects: Malcolm Camilleri Production Manager: Luke Camilleri Vocals - Katia Abela and Kurt Abela Guitars - Zack Walters Composer - J A N J U Lyrics - Kurt Abela Production - Funky Monkey Recorded, co-produced, Mixed & Mastered by Peter Borg at Railway Studios Photographer - Christian Cauchi BTS Photographer - Lorella Castillo Styling - Jeandor Special Thanks - Michela Cutajar Featuring - Ethan Mills Additional Cast: Elisa Attard Yeon Jean Aquilina Michela Cutajar Judy Magri Benjamin Muscat | Buzu Susa | Sempliċiment Tat-Triq Luke Vassallo Żdong | Sempliċiment Tat-Triq Francesca Zammit. Lyrics - Dark views, welcome, Greetings into wretched lives. Shade cast, on rhymes, Wreaking havoc on our minds. Bitten, twice shy, Erase victims, fatal crimes. We’ve been, searching. Foretold, stories untold, Wonder what lies beneath, The chirping birds singing. Never, put your head down to rest. Refrain: Wicked white lies (x2) We’ve been searching, Searching for the truth, We’ve been searching for the truth, woah. Trusting, primal fears, Leave our faith behind, Oh, we leave our faith behind. Talking dollhouse, Without a fault outside, All hell breaking loose inside. We’ve been searching. Whispers, in through our ears, Spreading their wings apart, The cruel doubts soaring. Always, keep your senses on the edge. Refrain: I see a weapon, trust reflection, We withdraw. (x2) Refrain (x2) #Oxygyn #OXY #oxygynmusic #141Crew #141Records Copyright © 2020 141 Records All rights reserved
Oxygyn - Venom [Official Video] Stage 1
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Oxygyn - Venom [Official Video] Stage 1

Oxygyn - Venom [Original Mix] out now via @141Recordsofficial Officially Published on Feb 14, 2020 Stream & Download: https://www.141records.com/releases Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0bTw5v9qDKMhd80ats7S6l Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/141recordsofficial/oxygyn-venom Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1497263250 Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/album/129605672 Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.com/Venom-Oxygyn/dp/B084DFF2RZ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Oxygyn&qid=1580818008&s=dmusic&sr=1-1 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Beuv6ykc336f3gxjg36v7f6dcvq&tid=song-T5v7rdymrpwdh7tfaq6j3oio54q&hl=en iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1497263250?ls=1&app=itunes Follow Oxygyn: Website: https://www.141records.com/oxygyn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oxygynmusic/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oxygynmusic/ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/oxygyn YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUCEW-0xjQPUj-vjn8EfB0Q Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7H8hB7dA4…KGTKCNa7tZ4qx9aw Follow 141 Records: Website: https://www.141records.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/141RecordsOfficial/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/141recordsofficial/ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/141recordsofficial YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqUX-djKlUpXXh665vze0fA Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/collection/albums - Crew Director: Luke Camilleri DOP: Malcolm Camilleri Editor: Malcolm Camilleri Colorist & Special effects: Malcolm Camilleri Production Manager: Luke Camilleri Vocals - Katia Abela and Kurt Abela Guitars - Zack Walters Composer - J A N J U Lyrics - Kurt Abela Production - Funky Monkey and Peter Borg Recorded and Mixed by Peter Borg at Railway Studios Photography - Focus By Mr V Styling - Jeandor Featuring - Jeandor Lyrics - Threading the needle through my bones, Sewing the space between our ghosts, Tremors arising from below, Screaming out at my faults. Storms flow inside my head, Fracturing my memories, What I know, what I don’t, Caught in a web of lies, All emotions in disguise, Now you see, now you don’t. Refrain: Calls in the dark, Waiting for your chest to open up, Breathe in the dust, Dream about the touch of your skin, When my soul runs dry, Be the venom inside my veins, As our ribs collide, Be the venom inside my veins. Crows in a nest behind my eyes, Biting the air the taste of lime, Stealing the rose behind my back, And just leave me with thorns. Run round your feet I’m lost, Swinging loosely from your jaw, Now I’m high, now I’m low, Rip velvet from your throat, Covering your chords in gold, Now I hear, now I don’t. Refrain: Calls in the dark, Waiting for your chest to open up, Breathe in the dust, Dream about the touch of your skin, When my soul runs dry, Be the venom inside my veins, As our ribs collide, Be the venom inside my veins. Don’t pull me, don’t fool me, Don’t play me, don’t lose me, Just hold me, and love me, Be the one to dry my tears. Refrain: Calls in the dark, Waiting for your chest to open up, Breathe in the dust, Dream about the touch of your skin, When my soul runs dry, Be the venom inside my veins, As our ribs collide, Be the venom inside my veins. Don’t pull me, don’t fool me, Don’t play me, don’t lose me, Just hold me, and love me, Be the one to dry my tears. #Oxygyn #OXY #oxygynmusic #141Crew #141Records Copyright © 2019 141 Records All rights reserved
Oxygyn - Blindfold [Original Mix]
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Oxygyn - Blindfold [Original Mix]

Oxygyn - Blindfold [Original Mix] out now via 141 Records Stream & Download: https://www.141records.com/releases Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1l79UH1M3yMyaRm3q8ndGt Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/141recordsofficial/oxygyn-blindfold Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1464569407 Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/album/97529802 Amazon Music: https://www.amazon.com/Blindfold-Oxygyn/dp/B07RYP15C2/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Oxygyn&qid=1566565224&s=dmusic&search-type=ss&sr=1-1 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Oxygyn_Blindfold?id=Bve2leejf3isxam6p5sifc7ny6i&hl=en iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1464569407?ls=1&app=itunes Follow Oxygyn: Website: https://www.141records.com/oxygyn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oxygynmusic/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oxygynmusic/ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/oxygyn YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUCEW-0xjQPUj-vjn8EfB0Q Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7H8hB7dA4vnLMECrTZgSFC?si=7o77Z5KGTKCNa7tZ4qx9aw Follow 141 Records: Website: https://www.141records.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/141RecordsOfficial/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/141recordsofficial/ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/141recordsofficial YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqUX-djKlUpXXh665vze0fA Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/collection/albums - Crew OXYGYN - BLINDFOLD In collaboration with Parascandalo Vocals - Katia Abela and Kurt Abela Guitars - Zack Walters Composer - J A N J U Lyrics - Kurt Abela Production - Funky Monkey and Peter Borg Song recorded and mixed by Peter Borg at Railway Studios Video and photography - Maria Galea Lyrics - No more light, Long lost paradise. Disembodied sounds, Dragging me away. Thrown around like a rag doll, Prick me with needles, make me obey. Struck a deal with the dark, Take me hostage, pay the ransom. Chorus: Lift the blindfold, lift the burden, See the colour, passion burning. Retrospect, and reminiscence, In their essence, incandescent. We are rebellious, Superstitious, We are victorious. Lift the blindfold, lift the burden, Hold me closer, eye of Horus. Road ahead, Long and dangerous. Disembodied ghosts, Lurking in my way. Step by step in the unknown, Cover my eyes, invite me to play. I’ve learnt all of your tricks, Take me hostage, pay the ransom. Chorus: Blindfold, blind, Blindfold, blind, Blindfold, blind, Blindfold, blind. We are rebellious, Superstitious, We are victorious. Lift the blindfold, lift the burden, Hold me closer, eye of Horus. #Oxygyn #OXY #oxygynmusic #Parascandalo #141Crew #141Records Copyright © 2019 All rights reserved
Oxygyn - BUBBLEWRAP [Official Video]
03:37
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Oxygyn - BUBBLEWRAP [Official Video]

Oxygyn - BUBBLEWRAP [Official Video] out now via 141 Records Officially Published on Dec 23, 2015 BUBBLEWRAP OUT NOW Stream & Download: https://www.141records.com/releases Spotify: Soundcloud: Apple Music: Deezer: Amazon Music: Google Play: iTunes: Follow Oxygyn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oxygynmusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oxygynmusic/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6zlW2k... iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1313... SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/oxygyn YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUCE... Follow 141 Records Website: https://www.141records.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/141RecordsOfficial/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/141recordsofficial/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/141_records SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-772568045 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqUX-djKlUpXXh665vze0fA Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/collection/albums - Crew Director: Luke Camilleri Camera Work: Malcolm Camilleri Photography: Kyle Cutajar Photo editing: Lorela Castillo & Luke Camilleri Clothing Designer: Parascandalo Hair & Make-Up: Rebecca Vella (life.in.pastel) Production Eqipment: TechNoir Editors: Malcolm Camilleri, Randall Degabriele & Luke Camilleri Colorist & Special effects: Malcolm Camilleri Graphic Designer: David Ellul Production Manager: Luke Camilleri & Kurt Abela Production Assistants: Johann Agius & Maria Ellul Lead Vocals: Katia Abela & Kurt Abela Lyricist: Kurt Abela Composer: Janelle Janju Borg Producer: Funky Monkey Guitarist: Janelle Borg Bassist: Leanne Zammit Recorded and Arranged: Peter Borg & Funky Monkey Mixing & Mastering: Peter Borg (Railway Studios MT) Models: Elisa Attard – Yeon Ethan Mills Glenn Brincat Harley Mallia Jeandor Farrugia Mia Sarah Sponsored by: Parascandalo: https://www.facebook.com/parascandalo... Supported by: Railway Studios: https://www.facebook.com/railwaystudi... 141 Records: https://www.facebook.com/141recordsLtd/ TechNoir: https://www.facebook.com/TechNoirtm/ Lyrics - Hear the calling of the wanderer, Reveal the source of distortion, Our perceptions have been pay-per-viewed, Transmit, absurd, ideals. Upset the sound of nature, Hold a catch within our throats. Warp the physiques and psychologies, Our will, encased, in stone. Refrain: Form clones, Keep our fragile bones in Bubblewrap, And our dirty little words in jars. Teachers, Show us how to turn our flesh into, Rust. Hiatus don’t enslave me, Hiatus don’t enslave, Hiatus don’t enslave me, Hiatus. Watch our eyes spinning in their sockets, Our limbs devoid of vitality, Our souls welding to incorporate, Deus ex machina. A vague manifestation, What the human used to be. With a surge of electricity, The downfall of our kind. Refrain: Form clones, Keep our fragile bones in Bubblewrap, And our dirty little words in jars. Teachers, Show us how to turn our flesh into, Rust. Hiatus don’t enslave me, Hiatus don’t enslave, Hiatus don’t enslave me, Hiatus. Stolen images, stolen stolen images, Fragile innocence, fragile fragile innocence, Stolen images, stolen stolen images, Fragile innocence, fragile fragile innocence. Hiatus don’t enslave me, Hiatus don’t enslave, Hiatus don’t enslave me, Hiatus, hiatus. #Oxygyn #OXY #oxygynmusic #BUBBLEWRAP #141Crew #141Records Copyright © 141 Records All Rights Reserved
Oxygyn - Corrode [Official Video]
03:47
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Oxygyn - Corrode [Official Video]

Oxygyn - Corrode [Official Video] out now via 141 Records Officially Published on Dec 23, 2015 Debut single CORRODE OUT NOW Stream & Download: https://www.141records.com/releases Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/141recordsofficial/oxygyn-corrode Follow Oxygyn: Website: https://www.141records.com/oxygyn Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oxygynmusic/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oxygynmusic/ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/oxygyn YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUCEW-0xjQPUj-vjn8EfB0Q Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7H8hB7dA4vnLMECrTZgSFC Follow 141 Records Website: https://www.141records.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/141RecordsOfficial/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/141recordsofficial/ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/141recordsofficial YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqUX-djKlUpXXh665vze0fA Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/collection/albums - Crew Camera Work - Carl Tanti Photography - Carl Tanti Editing - Carl Tanti, Luke Camilleri Graphics - David Ellul Lead Vocals - Kurt & Katia Lyricist - Kurt Abela Composer - J A N J U Pianist - Joanna Ciantar Backing Vocalists - Joanna Ciantar, J A N J U Recording Engineer - Carl Tanti Lyrics - Glass heart, Skin grew tough, Cripple voices, to keep them from creeping in, Crawling, across my chest, whoa. Smothered, Memories fade, Feelings shiver, when buried alive, Gasping, to fill their lungs, whoa. I tried to light a flame, You were my gasoline, Now, say, you burnt right through me. Refrain: I’ve loved like, soldiers at war, Left scars of, wounds that still bleed, I live, ghosts roam my mind, Corrode, time of youth. Words felt, Mouth is dry, Try to speak, but I can’t make my lips part, Unclear, yet I’m not numb, whoa. You caused my heart to ache, You led me to believe, That I’ve gone, out of the walls that I built up. Refrain: I’ve loved like, soldiers at war, Left scars of, wounds that still bleed, I live, ghosts roam my mind, Corrode, time of youth. X2 The ghosts are far behind me, But they can still catch up, I struggled for survival, And left my soul behind. Refrain: I’ve loved like, soldiers at war, Left scars of, wounds that still bleed, I live, ghosts roam my mind, Corrode, time of youth. Glass heart, Skin grew tough. #Oxygyn #OXY #oxygynmusic #Corrode #141Crew #141Records Copyright © 141 Records All Rights Reserved

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