4 Tracks on 4 Track. Florian Ostertag – one of the most talented songwriters in the country – has dedicated himself to a new project: writing, arranging and recording songs under the dogma of using only four tracks. Everything is reduced to the essentials and the song is at the center. So the Stuttgart based songwriter retreated to a remote location in the Swabian Alb with a few instruments, effects devices and the 4-track tape deck. The result is four songs that deal with failure in its various facets, and show why Florian Ostertag has been shaping the German music landscape for over 10 years now – whether as a band member with Philipp Poisel or Lena Meyer-Landrut, as a producer and film composer or on stage with William Fitzsimmons, Boy or Joris. “Keeping It Vague,” the second single, is a stripped-down folk song with melancholy picking guitar and smooth vocals. The narrator sadly and soberingly notes that all the many life goals once set were never realized. A song like a thoughtful road trip, like an old tape in the cassette deck, like a warm coffee in the winter morning – somewhere between Fleet Foxes, Bear’s Den and Damien Rice. You can stream and download “Keeping It Vague” on all music devices.
24. February 2023