Single of the week: Ohtis – Schatze review

by Philip Moss

Some of the best music ever written places the listener in an uncomfortable situation – leaving us to make up our minds as to whose side we’re on in what is often a one sided account of a relationship gone awry. But never before have the first person exposes, from both sides of a relationship, felt quite so explicit, as they do on Ohtis’ new single, Schatze.

Less than two years on since the anecdotal debut, Curve of Earth, songwriter, Sam Swinson, has tightened the emotional screw even further. Featuring Stef Chura – who plays the sweary Juliet to Swinson’s bad tempered Romeo – Schatze sees us slap bang in the middle of the feuding pair, as they trade insults and complain about each other’s idiosyncrasies. As funny as it is honestly brilliant – this is not so much just a single of the week, as the best single of 2021 to date!

Schatze (ft. Stef Chura) will be released as part of a Double A-side 7″ single alongside Failure – out through Saddle Creek’s Document Series on 26th February.

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