In June 2022 Your Bromley held ‘Bromley’s Got Talent’. The overall winner was local singer and songwriter called Oliver Anderson. Oliver has a new single out on 23rd December and we caught up with him to find out more about it and see what winning ‘Bromley’s Got Talent’ has meant to him.
Can you tell us the name of your new single and the release date?
The song is called, ‘Surrender’ and it is set to release on the 23rd of December
What is the song about and what was your inspiration for it?
The song was written about my experience with toxic and unhealthy relationships and how they can affect your mental health. I hope it serves as some level of comfort for anybody who is still in a toxic place and is looking to get out, or for people who have escaped, but who are still heartbroken.
How excited are you about the release of the single?
I am so excited to share this song. I have released a few tracks in the past, but they have never been professionally produced, and I am just so insanely proud of this song. It is so personal to me, and I really hope that everybody loves it as much as I do!
Have you signed to a label to release the single?
I am actually releasing this song completely independently.
Do you think winning Your Bromley’s ‘Bromley’s Got Talent’ has had an impact on your career in music?
100%. I managed to perform at my first ever festival because of it! Plus, it gave me the boost of confidence that I needed to approach a producer to record the project.
Was it exciting to perform the single at the Your Bromley Christmas Lights Switch On event in Bromley?
Performing at the Christmas Lights Switch On was so cool for me. Growing up in Bromley, I have been to the event so many times in the past, and it was surreal to be up on stage performing. It was truly an amazing experience for me.
You’re from Bromley – what does the area mean to you?
To me, Bromley doesn’t just mean home, it’s so much more than that. Bromley is where I wrote my first song, where I had my first kiss and my first heartbreak. Bromley is where I performed for the first time, putting me on the path that I am on now. Bromley is me and my career, and I am forever grateful to the people of this town for supporting me, and to the people like you at Your Bromley for giving me a platform.
Will you be performing anywhere in Bromley over Christmas and the New Year?
I’ll be performing in Orpington on the 22nd of December in the Pato Lounge to promote the upcoming release, as well as continuing to busk (although we’ll see if the weather permits it).
Where can people buy the single?
People will be able to buy or stream the single on all platforms!