Eccentric, genre-bending artist Oliver Tree has once again captured our attention as he recently released an acoustic version of his latest smash hit “Life Goes On.” The internet-based artist has tapped into and represents the Gen-z era with a consistency that is unmatched by other artists. The track itself is honest and expresses the drain of life and yet he keeps it light with the paired release of a new video that is nothing but comedic kookiness.
The original track was featured on the deluxe edition of Tree’s acclaimed debut album UGLY IS BEAUTIFUL: SHORTER, THICKER & UGLIER. It has now amassed over 440 million streams and 20 million tiktok videos created. Having remixes by Clean Bandit, Ty Dolla $ign and ALOK, the track keeps being brought to new life. This new acoustic version strips it back to create a more intimate listening experience. The resonating rhythm of the piano lets you sink into the vibes as Tree holds onto every word. The chorus of “on and on and on” creates a seemingly endless cycle. You go round and round with Tree as “these seasons keep on changing” and yet we’re all still here. It’s an intimate rendition as if Tree was speaking to each listener personally.
Practically a walking meme, Tree is humorously relatable. He has fun and even with this slowed down track the charisma holds strong. While unpredictable as his capabilities and imagination seem limitless, Tree can always be expected to make you feel. There is a profound openness to him and that is exemplified in the acoustic version of “Life Goes On.”
At the top of his game, Tree has announced his largest North American headline tour to date and last tour ever. Kicking off February 19, 2022 the Cowboy Tears tour will go through late March with supporting acts from Sueco and 347aiden. You can get full detail of the tour here. Now, brace yourself for the undeniable good time of Oliver Tree by checking out his acoustic version of “Life Goes On” and it’s paired video below: