Los Angeles-native, Othrsyde has dedicated himself to the art of creating freely. Unassigned to any one genre, in particular, he uses music and performance art to express himself.
His motive is to invite his audience into his perspective by pulling inspiration from Thom Yorke, Aphex Twin, and Bjork. His musical talents' unique innovation has brought an entire new craving for the fresh generation of listeners.
Fusing an unmatched perception of sounds, Othrsyde delivers an alluring artistic versatility with the release of his latest single, "blasphemy." Touching on a modern twist of new wave Hip-hop meets Pop. Electronic components, Othrsyde places us in a magical universe where we quickly lose ourselves to the reverberated resonance shed.
The vocalization carries a weighty dominance that shifts into themes of delicate timbres as he reiterates the message, 'Don't be so blasphemous.' A true abstract method of storytelling comes across in the lyricism that Othrsyde performs. Creating vivid illustrations, you are simply transported to your own interpretation of "blasphemy."
The gravitational pull of the vocal distortion allows us to thrive in a prevailing soundscape that empowers the listener's perspective. Through the unified instrumentation execution that plays with the low-end frequencies sitting in the heavyweight class, we are opened up to the vulnerable lens that Othrsyde views certain life aspects from.
By not allowing himself to cater to one genre, in particular, Othrsyde places himself in the creative realm of freedom and emotional connection. Pumping the art, like the blood pumping through his veins, Othrsyde offers more than music; he provides vitality.
Congratulations on the release of, “blasphemy.” With such an abstract perspective in the lyrics that you perform, what was the story or moment that inspired the songwriting behind this piece of work?
I’ve always had the idea that we as a people have lost our place in the world. Individuals tend to think they are the highest power that can be, which is unfortunate. I wanted “Blasphemy” to be a satirical play on that idea, with Othrsyde being that blasphemous person in the song. I also feel like the quarantine release of this song complimented the idea, these times have made us realize that compared to what nature is capable of, we are just visitors here.
How do you get into your most creative state as an artist? What was the creative process like for, “blasphemy?"
I feel as artists, our job is to bring our perspective of the world to lo light, whether or not others understand it or like it, it’s our story to share. I have my idea of how music should sound, it’s not my job to make music people already have a liking for, it’s my job to innovate music that we didn’t know existed. Anytime I sit at my desk to write I make sure that I’m being true to that, if not I won’t even put my pen to the paper. When I was in the studio & my producer was making “Blasphemy” it sounded like such a dirty beat, hard-hitting bass with an overwhelming loop, I knew I had to do something unorthodox over it, something soft that could balance it out. A year after laying down the initial melody the song sat in my files until another producer that I began to work with heard it, we resurfaced it and added the intro to it, speaking on my personal relationships growing up in LA and the mess it has been. We added some keys to the hook and it felt like a song, a year later the song was finished and ready for release.
What is a common misconception that people may have of you as a creator?
There are endless amounts of misconceptions about who I am, but I love all of them. I the misconceptions. I think it’s okay for every individual to have their own story made for you, it creates mystery, excitement. I want people to be on there’s toes wondering what the hell I'm going to do next. I’m going to pour my deepest secrets into my music, I’m going to tell you the darkest times I’ve ever been through, but it’s your job to interpret it. I am whoever you think I am and whether it’s good or bad, I find positivity in both.
Is “blasphemy,” a representation of what we can hear from you this year?
Although “Blasphemy” a year ago was a good representation of who I was, it is no longer. It was only the beginning of this story that I’m trying to tell, I’ve progressed so much since then. My sound has gone so much deeper in the direction I want it to, blasphemy has moments of that, but this new music I’m working on is fully committed to these ideas. For the last year since I’ve been working endlessly on music, I plan on putting out a full project this year & that’s where the true story will be told. I’ve been studying music history, figuring out who I wanna go down as, putting together a real old school project, a body of work that can speak for itself. Now that I’m almost done with it I can honestly say that this is 100% uniquely, Othrsyde.
What is the main message you're trying to deliver as an artist through your music?
I just wanna deliver me, as a message, in the most honest & vulnerable way possible in hopes that I can help listeners find them selfs. I don’t wanna be another artist that portrays an unrealistic lifestyle, I wanna be someone that brings light to everyday struggle as a confused millennial growing up in weird times, I wanna bring like to big issues and small suburban issues. I wanna be someone you can listen to and say, “wow we go through the same exact things”. Beyond my message, I hope my quality of music could show people how much effort and time I put into it & inspire other music makers to do it their way, and put in the real work. To not try and make a song that can go viral on TikTok but to make a song so special that it’s forced to live in people’s heads all over the world.