Rochester, NY – Ovtlier Release Their Heaviest Work Yet With New Single “Blame The Dead”
Following their last ballad-esque release “All I Need”, Ovtlier is back with “Blame The Dead”– bringing a previously unheard aggression and heaviness to the table. While Ovtlier has always maintained a powerful musical presence, be it through songwriting and lyricism or instrumentation, “Blame The Dead” encourages unification amid unprecedented polarization; the track incorporates the best Ovtlier has to offer from a musical standpoint while extending a meaningful, lyrical plea to listeners.
Founder and vocalist of Ovtlier, Joey Arena, weighs in on his choice to share such a compelling message through his robust lyrics: “We as humans are tribal to a fault. Whether it’s a desire to never feel alone or to be a part of something, we connect and identify ourselves with what accepts us and our ideas- often without entertaining opposites nor an open mind. Politics have become such an identity for most that their thinking is no longer their own. The mainstream media has been proven time and time again as an unreliable and non-transparent source and yet, so many still choose to buy into it. It’s become cult-like and any opposing views, even with the best intentions, are immediately shunned due to narratives. So many will not accept others, mostly because they can’t accept themselves. Live and let live on all fronts! Disconnect yourself from the machine and hold political figures and the media accountable for their lies and deceit; educate one another with undeniable truths, with patience and love”.
Arena closes his “Blame The Dead” mission statement with a simple but imperative call to action: “While we’re existing in times brimming with division, “Blame The Dead” is a plea for awakening and unity.”
“Blame The Dead” is now available on all streaming platforms with an accompanying music video to follow.
Joey Arena – Vocals
Kane Buckley – Guitar
Nolan Hayes – Bass
Mike Wilkinson – Drums
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.