Oblio And Arrow often give a nod toward pop music with catchy sing-along hooks while still maintaining an intimate singer-songwriter feel and foundation.
Their latest effort, "Steps", is loaded with feeling and color, tight vocal harmonies, thick layered percussion, and ranges in tone from having an Americana acoustic feel to having heavy beats, ethereal synth tones, and experimental guitars.
The lyrical theme and focus of the record is one of hope and reflection. The album is an attempt to have an honest look at oneself; who we are, where we’re going, and where we’ve come from. The title of the album, "Steps" came out of the idea that every little thing is only a part of the bigger picture or path that we lead.
This album was largely a DIY - "in house" project, recorded and performed by the group at their warehouse and home studios where they live around the Chicago land area. "Steps" was mixed over several months by Michael Krieglstein and Matthew Kopecky and mastered by Jonathan Alvin.
Oblio and Arrow is Matthew Kopecky, Michael Krieglstein, Jenna Heerdt, Emily Douglas, and Zack Darce