OYLS Collaborate with Danny Trejo to Raise Awareness for Mental Health Issues
The Trejo-starring visual for the LA duo’s single “Netflix (Your Product Is Too Good)” offers a light-hearted take on tough subject matter.
Known for their colorful, electronic soundscapes and unique compositions, Los Angeles electronic duo OYLS truly think outside the box. There’s nothing traditional about them—from their lyrics and melodies to their visuals, OYLS are breaking barriers with everything they do. Their new single “Netflix (Your Product Is Too Good)” showcases the duo’s ability to blend dreamy, otherworldly melodies with hard-hitting themes. Through sporadic and punchy percussion, the track keeps you guessing, eventually building into a fast-paced chorus with singer Michael Lipp chanting, “It’s four in the morning and I’m binging on shows / I’m a loser, bad controller, I’m out of control, when I lose myself I could just cry.”
The duo has also teamed up with actor Danny Trejo on the release of the track’s video. The third of eight episodes, which has been titled as a visual pop-opera, “Netflix” aims to shine light on mental health issues and overcome stigmas. Often recognized for his strong, masculine roles, Trejo shows a more vulnerable side to himself in the visual, serving up an honest and relatable scene of being glued to Netflix, unconsciously binging snacks and unable to face the day. As an outspoken advocate for addiction and mental health causes, the Los Angeles native was compelled to be involved in the video, helping to bring an essence of normality to these overwhelming emotions.
“The song is really about how we cope with our negative feelings, whether they stem from the stress of our daily lives, mental illness, or uncertainty about the world,” OYLS share. And that’s just what it does. During a period of constant heavy new stories, this video offers a light-hearted, almost comedic relief, and it’s greatly welcomed.
All proceeds from the single will benefit MusiCares, a non-profit organization that helps musicians and artists struggling with mental illness.