Today’s Featured Artist – INTERVIEW – Otherworldly Entity

Tell us about:

Your latest single you have released: 

JH: At the end of March we released our newest song and music video Monster Inside You. It’s about haters, and rising above the drama. Being the bigger person.

Your first single and how you felt when it was released: 

JH: Our first single as a band was an acoustic version of our song Magenta. Even though we tend to be heavier, we thought we would throw people off by starting with an acoustic song. It was really exciting the first time we all heard it on the radio.

Your favourite song that you have created that is an album track: 

JH: Sunset. That my personal favorite. I just like the narrative nature of it, the story it tells, and the twist ending. It’s very theatrical to me, and I enjoy that.

Your favourite song to play live: 

JH: Foreplay. People go nuts over that song live. It has such a great dynamic range and the audience really gets into it.

Your most emotional track: 

JH: You’re Not Alone. It’s a song about struggling through extremely difficult circumstances. As a band, we wrote it right at the start of the pandemic. We were all so exhausted and afraid. It was our first chance to all sit in the same room, and in a couple of hours, the song was done. We’ve all, as a species, been through so much over the past couple of years. But we went through it collectively. We aren’t alone.

The best lyric you have ever written: 

JH: I’m a sucker for romance, so I’d have to say it’s a line from Sunset. “Love is poison that has never seemed to have a cure, give me poison if it means I’ll be with you.”

Describe the feeling you get when you walk on stage to do a show: 

JH: Excitement. It’s like when you buy a present for someone and you watch them open it. You know what it is, and you’re excited to see their reaction, and nervous at the same time. I know what’s in store for the audience, but they have no idea. So it feels a lot like giving a gift.

The hardest track to play live: 

JH: Monster Inside You. The tempo changes a lot towards the end, and vocally it is extremely aggressive and difficult. But that makes it fun.

Essential items you always take on tour with you? 

JH: I always have a binder full of information and research about the areas that we’re going. I have a degree in Anthropology, so I view every opportunity to get on the road a lot like the field work I did in school.

Describe your fans in three words:

JH: The best around

A song by another artist or band you wish you had written: 

JH: Funeral Derangements by Ice Nine Kills. Lyrically, it’s just so perfect.

What we can look forward to from your band this year:

JH: We’re going to be releasing some more new material this summer and fall. We’re also playing shows with some really good bands like Cold, Black Satellite, Psyclon Nine, and we’ll be hitting the road a lot this summer and fall.  

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