A Los Angeles-based vocalist, producer, and sketch comedian, Oliver Tree brings a colorful, scooter-loving persona to his indie pop- and hip-hop-informed dance music.
A native of Santa Cruz, Tree emerged in October 2016 as a featured performer on the single "Forget It" by hometown EDM musician Getter. That same month, he released his first collaboration with DJ Whethan, the compassion anthem "When I'm Down." The song went viral, garnering millions of streams over the next year. A record deal with Atlantic followed, and in mid-2017 Tree issued the solo singles "Welcome to L.A.," "All I Got," and "Cheapskate." Another collaboration with Whethan, "Enemy," saw release in September 2017 before his own single, "Upside Down," arrived the first week of 2018. Those tracks landed on his Alien Boy EP, which was released via Atlantic Records that February. He quickly followed with additional singles such as "Movement" and the rock-tinged "Hurt." 2019 brought singles like "Fuck" and "Miracle Man," the latter of which was included on Tree's EP Do You Feel Me? His full-length debut, Ugly Is Beautiful, arrived in June 2020 and included many of Tree's previously released singles, as well as the spotlight tracks "Cash Machine," "Let Me Down," and "Bury Me Alive." ~ Marcy Donelson