Yoy may be familiar with Otenki from hearing them on our station or their interviews on The Gunz Show. The Houston-based pop rock band are gearing up for the re-release of their James Paul Wisner-produced EP Kinetic under a new name, The War Outside. The album is due out January 14, and to help get you hyped, we’re offering a free download of the single “Kinetic”! Guitarist Enoma Asowata had this to say about the song:
Kinetic to me is a song about inspiration. It’s about expressing what motivated us to pack our bags for a month, travel to St Cloud, Florida and spend every waking hour making a record we believed in. We’re also sharing with everyone that our fans, families and friends are the reasons we’ve stayed a band for so long. They’re a direct part of this band and there’s this great sense of community I think comes through with the track. When you’re in a band you literally feel like sometimes you’re screaming in space. You feel like you’ve given everything you got and there’s nothing left. You’ve shed blood, sweat, and tears; you just want to give in. But you can’t because there are people who’ve connected with you through the music you wrote. Something you put together with your friends now exists beyond yourself and since it has meaning you can’t just let it go. They’re our reason to fight.
Listen to the song below and download it here! (Right-click “save as” to download.)