Sounds of Sunday: Otherwise

09.14.2014


Otherwise I’m really starting to get in to Alternative Rock.  Perhaps I’ve always liked it but never really given the genre a chance.   I’m leaning towards the likes of Halestorm and Seether as my bands of choice when creating my playlists.  So it’s no surprise that this week I’d select a relatively new Alternative Rock band for Sounds of Sunday.

Otherwise will be releasing their second album on September 16th titled Peace at All Costs.   Lead Vocalist Adrian Patrick explains, “Our grandmother used to always say it. Peace At All Costs is a double entendre. We interpret the phrase as, ‘Give us peace, or we’ll take it from you.’ The whole point of us being on this musical odyssey is our search for peace. We want to do something impactful in the world, and we’re not going to stop. We’re starting with ourselves first. It’s about finding inner peace and restoring equilibrium within yourself. Music allows us to do that.”

The very first song I heard from Otherwise was a cover of Billy Idol’s iconic song Rebel Yell.  I don’t always care for cover versions of, but they took the song and slowed it down, added a great acoustic spin to it.  Add in Patricks sexy vocals, and it draws you in to hear the story behind the song.  It becomes almost hauntingly romantic.  I also really enjoy their song Heaven .. for my own personal connection to the lyric.  Both from their debut True Love Never Dies album.

“Our main goal is for people to feel hope. We attempted to do that on True Love Never Dies. We want to continue that fight on this and subsequent albums. There are so many emotions in life. You’re not just always angry, happy, or sad. When the dark moments come, you just have to stay strong within yourself and you can make it through. We need to stay hopeful together. That’s the point.”

 

This week’s Sounds of Sunday pick –
Otherwise with Darker Side of the Moon

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