Alex McArtor Releases Emotionally Charged Single “Oxygen Thief”


Renowned singer-songwriter Alex McArtor has returned with a triumphant release, unveiling her latest single “Oxygen Thief” to the world. The highly anticipated track, showcasing McArtor’s exceptional songwriting prowess, solidifies her status as a rising star in the music industry.

Reflecting on the inspiration behind “Oxygen Thief,” McArtor recounts crafting the song last October in her bedroom amidst her relocation from CU Boulder to Los Angeles to pursue her musical passion.

The move wasn’t without its struggles, and she found herself battling creative blockades and a profound sense of loneliness.

Seeking refuge and stimulus in books and movies, she stumbled upon the unsettling yet oddly familiar “Diary of an Oxygen Thief,” a book by an anonymous author.

While she doesn’t recommend the book due to its unsettling nature, it acted as a reflective mirror, allowing her to examine a chapter of her life through a unique lens.

Diving into the heart of the song, “Oxygen Thief” explores the aftermath of a severed emotional connection between two individuals.

In this instance, the “vampire” or “leech” figure in the relationship has lost their source of energy and is now desperate to regain it. The song’s narrative encapsulates the raw emotions and complexities that come with such an intense bond.

Alex McArtor expresses her heartfelt gratitude to her incredible team, whose contributions have brought “Oxygen Thief” to life in such a powerful way.

The final production by the talented Benny Cassette (known for collaborations with Kanye West and SZA), as well as the creative input from collaborators Aron Forbes (associated with Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo), Derek Renfroe, and Devin Hoffman, have all played pivotal roles in shaping the song’s distinctive sound.

With “Oxygen Thief,” Alex McArtor delivers a poignant and emotionally charged single that showcases her growth as an artist while inviting listeners into a deeply personal and evocative musical experience.

As she continues to navigate her musical journey, McArtor’s unique blend of vulnerability and artistry is set to captivate audiences and solidify her position as a noteworthy force in the industry.

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