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Music / Oliver Tree

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He's not searching for a miracle.
My day will come, I gave too much, I sold my soul, I'm waiting for my pay in full, My only one, your dying love I've seen enough
- Oliver Tree, "Hurt"

Oliver Tree Nickell (born June 29, 1993) is a bizarre Alternative Hip Hop musician and professional scooter rider.

Debuting in 2017 with his viral hit song "When I'm Down", he has reached acclaim for his unique vocals and productions, as well as being a genuinely funny man. Even Thom Yorke approved of him.

And yes, he is aware of the fact he looks like Vector.

Tropes Oliver Tree and his music/music videos have

  • Absurdly Long Limousine: The music video for "Cash Machine" starts off with one.
  • Alliterative Name: Mircale Man
  • Cool Shades: Sports these in practically all of his music videos
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He rivals Björk in terms of weridness.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Has a song simply called "Fuck".
  • Kayfabe Music: The scooter riding windbreaker-clad persona is actually a character named Turbo, which dates back to his days of making videos on Vine. Whenever he is invited for an interview, there is a near one hundred percent chance that Oliver will be trolling the interviewer in character. While Turbo is the most popular and iconic, he is not the only persona of Oliver's; there are others such as Cowboy Tree and Comrade Tree.
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  • Location Song: "Welcome to LA".
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Gets in a car crash in the video for "Miracle Man" and simply walks it off.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Turbo is known for being an arrogant asshole as a shtick to his character and can often seem to be rude in interviews and other publicity stunts, but those who have met Tree in real life say he's actually very nice and humble.
  • Me's a Crowd: The music video for "Life Goes On" is set at a party comprised entirely of him.
  • Off with His Head!:
    • Gets his head shot off during the music video for "Hurt". From a tank, no less!
    • The head of a pillow shaped like Oliver gets chainsawed off in the "Fuck" video.
  • Piano Drop: Manages to snappily avoid one in the video for "Miracle Man".
  • Surreal Music Video: Most of his videos are these:
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  • Title by Year: "1993".
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Oliver loves Flamin' Hot Cheetos. He bathes in them and stuffs his luggage full of them, and they even appear in the comic book Oliver Tree vs. Little Ricky as Treetos, the only food he seems to need.

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