BY DIVINE RIGHT – ” Otto Motto “

Posted: September 18, 2022 in MUSIC

Canadian indie-rock institution By Divine Right return with a new album, “Otto Motto”, a disc whose 14 tracks display their haunting, psychedelic pop sound. By Divine Right’s perennial driving force, Jose Contreras says: “We were on a roll from 2014 to 2016. After 25 years, By Divine Right suddenly seemed unstoppable. Everything was easy and we wanted to make a record that was ‘us.’ The LP was to be called “Onomatopoeia”, the sound of us, but stuff happened. It wasn’t until 2021 that it was finished, mixed, and mastered. Some songs grew and evolved, some got forgotten, and some new ones showed up. “Onomatopoeia” turned into “Otto Motto“. We had more than an album’s worth of songs, but it had been so long since we’d been able to function as a band, we simply forgot to think about anything. But at least we made it into the garage. We recorded it ourselves with the help of a couple old pals. We played it all how it came out. We did almost no editing; the songs are long and take their time. Fourteen songs in an hour, and a double vinyl sounded romantic — like the re-issue of a ’90s CD on vinyl.”

I didn’t remember writing this song, til I came across it, then I was like oh yeah!..this thing It came out almost complete as is “Never playing this song for any one,” I thought More like I thought I thought Cuz as the world got weirder and weirder, this song got easier and easier to sing. We tracked it at the end of our session In the middle of the night Very quietly Levitating Really, the story of the song, Its an amalgam of the invisible people we see everyday My Toronto always has had spirit people living in it The people no one talks to The people that don’t go into stores The people you see day after day and no one knows

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