Honing in on a modern sound while consistently setting themselves apart from the mainstream, Ovtlier (pronounced “Outlier”) has prided themselves in creating exemplary rock and metal music backed by a rapidly growing fan-base. Led by enigmatic frontman Joey Arena, Ovtlier has earned more than 3 million views of fan-curated content on YouTube and over 3 million streams on Spotify, in addition to capturing the hearts of over 60K followers online. All of this combined with the band’s ability to sell out shows and engage their audience, Ovtlier has achieved features in major media outlets such as Revolver, Loudwire, Alternative Press, Decibel and ABC News. Continually hitting the Billboard charts, Ovtlier has been able to spread their sound nationwide through constant spins on FM radio and months of regular rotation on SiriusXM Octane- launching them into the forefront of their genre.
Ovtlier capitalizes on their songwriting formula to develop a hybrid-like sound, drawing influences from a myriad of rock and metal sub-genre’s to help attract a wide variety of listeners. The band unveils their freedom to create musically through their latest releases; the fiery, high speed “Bulletproof” resides on one end of the Ovtlier spectrum, whereas “All I Need” takes the audience in the opposite, more moderately paced and ballad-esque direction. Regardless, what remains apparent through the band’s entire discography is Arena’s meaningful lyrics, musical prowess and his drive to bring Ovtlier straight to the top.
It was my pleasure to have Joey to talk on the new single “Blame The Dead” and much of the happenings in Outlier. Check out the awesome Joey Arena on the below YouTube video.