In honor of International Women’s Day, rising songstress Winona Oak tapped bedroom pop breakout star ELIO (Charli XCX) for their new track Nobody Loves Me.
WHO’S THAT GIRL WINONA OAK?
Born and raised in the Nordic forests of Sweden on a small crop of land called Sollerön – known as the Island of the Sun – Winona Oak is every bit as enchanting as her origin story.
With a childhood spent encountering more animals than people, she grew up a trained horse acrobat and pursued creative expression however she could, writing poetry and songs from a young age.
Born into a musical family, Winona sang throughout her youth and began playing violin at 5 years old and piano at 9 years.
After moving to Stockholm to pursue her passion for music, a leap of faith to attend Neon Gold Records” writing retreat in the Nicaraguan jungle in 2017 led her to Australian electronic maestro What So Not.
She would go on to co-write his next two singles Better and Stuck In Orbit, eventually stepping into the spotlight as both the writer and featured artist on his 2018 single Beautiful.
She first caught the public’s attention when she collaborated with The Chainsmokers on their RIAA-certified gold hit single Hope, which has amassed over 350 million streams to date.
Her debut single He Don’t Love Me has proven to be a been a runaway success, amassing 50 million streams. Winona Oak has since gone on to amass millions of streams and thousands of fans around the world and shows no signs of slowing down!
WINONA OAK ABOUT NOBODY LOVES ME
Nobody Loves Me comes with a colorful companion video. And Winona Oaks asks:
Do you feel like your anxiety is like an invisible barrier that you just can’t breakthrough? Did you forget that social media isn’t real and are spending way too much time comparing yourself to perfect people living their perfect lives online?
Well, at least you are not alone in your loneliness. Sometimes I feel like I’m completely isolated from the rest of the world like I’m a prisoner of my mind, says Winona Oak.
I just can’t help but fall into myself. This song is here to remind you (and me) that any small step you take is a step in the right direction. Call a friend, hug your dog, clean your house, go for a walk, have a friendly conversation with a neighbor.
Help yourself and others too. It might feel like nobody loves you today. But remember that tomorrow is a new day, a new gift, and tomorrow could be different. One day at a time because you deserve to feel love and light again my friend.
ELIO ABOUT NOBODY LOVES ME
Nobody Loves Me is a really interesting song to me, ELIO shares. It really battles the idea of feeling like a black sheep and wondering if there is anyone who truly feels and acts the same way you do.
When Winona sent the track, I knew exactly what I wanted to say in my verse. I don’t know if it’s because I’m not much of a talker. But I feel out of place and socially tired pretty easily. So I enjoyed writing with the idea of everyone kind of faking it until they make it.
WINONA OAK MUSICIAN AND STYLE ICON
Winter Rain release earlier this year, was joined by a strikingly surreal music video. Winona Oak appeared in stunning clothing from Chanel, Alexander McQueen, and Acne Studios.
SHE was met with widespread critical acclaim with PAPER premiering the official video for the EP’s title track. The magazine stated: Winona Oak is a name you should know. After listening to the danceable, somber, and contemplative SHE, you’ll understand why.
Winona Oak celebrated SHE with a stirring live performance of the title track as part of CBS” The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s #PLAYATHOME series.
Winona followed with the release of She (Stripped), a stunning new version of the title track, as well as several exclusive remixes, including reworked renditions by Belgian artist/producer Taska Black and Los Angeles trio MUNA.
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT WINONA OAK
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