South London based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist & producer Quinn Oulton exhibits a raw sound, melding soaring vocals and tangled acoustic textures with abstract electronics. The sound is deeply unique, which is understandable when you consider the journey that he has taken to reach this point in his career.
Quinn picked up the saxophone at a very young age. His thirst for music was nurtured by mentors Julian Joseph and Soweto Kinch – two heavyweights of the UK jazz scene. Although jazz was his focus, he was also surrounded by blues, folk and rock music at home thanks to his dad’s diverse record collection.
His debut album ‘Alexithymia’ is to be released in May 2022, with the campaign kicking off with the first single in January. The project is a deconstruction of the struggle that many young men face when processing and expressing strong emotions, taking the form of a linear story pieced together from many moments of emotional intensity Quinn has faced throughout his life, existing within all types of personal relationships. This is a project that sees the stylistic and textural experimentation from his previous work fuse into a powerfully creative, personal and emotive sound. It includes tracks featuring Moses Boyd and Genevieve Artadi.
Quinn also tours and regularly appears on radio and TV alongside 2020 Mercury Nominee, Moses Boyd.