Making waves all the way from NYC, Onism E is the next big indie rock band that’s destined for greatness. This riveting collective is known for being a workhorse in the indie music scene. Onism E has NOT failed to deliver us an immaculate track record so far. Releasing 5 five memorable songs this year with more in the pipeline, Onism E has no plans on taking their foot off the pedal.
With music that’s catered to lovers of moody and dark melodies rooted with rock, Onism E could potentially be the band that brings the genre of transcendental rock back to the limelight. It’s been a while since a band was able to create sustainable emotions for me personally as a listener, but when it comes down to Onism E, they don’t seem to ever lack in their conviction and delivery! We’re excited to see what else they have up their sleeves as we’re almost positive they plan on making this upcoming year double the success they had in 2019. We just know Onism E has a bright and prosperous future ahead of themselves, and it’s only right we take acknowledge of this now!
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What’s up Onism E, Welcome to BuzzMusic! What’s the story behind the cool stage name? How did you formulate it?
Thanks for letting me hang out with you again! Well, the word "onism" is the frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time. That, in a nutshell, is me. I struggle to stay still. I try to live in the present but my mind constantly wanders and I think about all the places I could be at any point. The "E" is just the first initial of my first name.
Your sound is quite unique and translates well with your audience as we hear in certain songs like “Love You More”, do you have any specific influences for your artistry?
I started playing because of the storytellers I listened to growing up like Bruce Springsteen and Melissa Etheridge. I combined that with my love of artists like LP, Bishop Briggs, K.Flay, Sharon Van Etten, Liz Phair, Patti Smith, Brandi Carlile, Pink, Bonnie Raitt, and Patty Griffin. I am all over the place musically so I try to stay true to who I am and make it a point to surround myself with solid musicians that can bring the song to life.
With 5 releases under your belt this year, which has been your personal favorite release and why?
Ha. That's like asking which kid is your favorite but if I had to choose I would say, In the Shadows. It's an anthem song for me and the band really shines through in it in a way that makes me smile.
Which song has been the most challenging for you to create? How were you able to overcome the obstacles in the production of it?
Hands down, Let You Go was the hardest. I had a lyric and drumbeat in my head so I pieced it together backward; drums, guitar, vocals and then at the end, bass. Because it was so personal, I had trouble letting people in to help. It doesn't happen often but when it does, I just have to stay focused and remind myself to tell the story.
How do you guys manage to stick to your sound yet deliver so many versatile records including “Fairytales”, “Stay”, “In The Shadows”, etc! What’s the secret formula?
Secret formula? Hmm. Ha. For me it's about sticking to who I am as a songwriter, not giving in to any labels and surrounding myself with people that like what I do overall. Brandi Carlile has the "twins" and I have the Chrises. Ha!
2020 is bound to be an amazing year for you Onism E, can you hint to our readers what we can we be expecting?
Hmm. Probably an album/EP and possibly a tour to see all the faces that have been sending us nice notes. I will say that we read them all and try to say hi to as many as possible.