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Listen To 1-O.A.K.’s Reflective New Album, Riding In Cars With Girls

The Oakland R&B artist recruits IAMSU!, Kool John, Trackademicks, and more for his passionate full-length.

April 28, 2017
Listen To 1-O.A.K.’s Reflective New Album, <i>Riding In Cars With Girls</i>

Over the past two years, 1-O.A.K. has lent his talents to a who's-who of Bay Area artists, including Kamaiyah, P-Lo, and Rayana Jay. Now, the Oakland singer, songwriter, and producer is stepping out with his long-awaited Riding In Cars With Girls album, which premieres on The FADER today. Over the course of the 15-track project, 1-O.A.K. matches upbeat tempos with lighthearted hooks and brings intimate songwriting to the album's slower moments, indulging in nostalgia while also acknowledging the present moment.

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"RICWG is me reflecting on being single after a bad break up and navigating through my romantic relationships over the past few years," 1-O.A.K. told The FADER over email. "The women in my life, at whatever point, were very different from each other and I wanted the variety in the music and instrumentation to reflect those experiences. I wrote and produced a majority of the record so you're going to hear songs you weren't expecting to hear from an R&B artist from Oakland."

Listen to 1-O.A.K.'s Riding In Cars With Girls album below.

Listen To 1-O.A.K.’s Reflective New Album, Riding In Cars With Girls