Back in 2008, X Factor boyband JLS made wavelengths in the music industry, becoming multi-platinum selling artists.
Oritse Williams aka OWS has released the video for his first single ‘Waterline’ following the split of the band in 2013 and has announced his first solo US and UK performances.
OWS is already well known in the US as one to watch as ‘Waterline’ was first leaked into the U.S on Jay Z’s blog Life + Times in September last year and stated: “The combination of the alluring rasp of the UK crooner’s vocals and Pusha’s signature flow, “Waterline” proves to be a smart move artistically for this debut OWS single”. How impressive.
With zero marketing and hardly any social media the mysterious OWS gained interest from some of the biggest names in the music industry including Jay Z, Pusha T and Kanye West.
Pusha T, who features on the new track even stated “He is about to blow up in the US and I’m thrilled to have been there from the beginning.”
OWS will be performing at SXSW in Austin, Texas between 16th-22nd of March and his UK performance will be at OSLO in London on 25th of March.