Today Otha shares her first new taste of music this year, ‘Tired and Sick’. A worldwide tour continues this month and includes a London show at Bermondsey Social Club on Friday October 18th.
‘Tired and Sick’ is a stress-induced stream-of-consciousness mantra turned into an irresistible dance anthem. She sings of life’s anxieties over an addictive pulsing club beat. Otha puts it best, “It’s an outburst song. And I hope that one day we can all be a little nicer to each other.”
‘Tired and Sick’ follows Otha’s much-acclaimed introductory singles ‘One Of The Girls’ (a song about being the boss of your own life) and ‘I’m On Top’ (which chronicles the modern-day difficulty of getting out of your own head in order to party). All three songs look to the dance-floor to explore ideas about the outsider, control, public identity, and a private, more hidden self. Born and raised on the west coast of Norway, Otha’s sound draws on a rich vein of Scandinavian pop (“I don’t know how many times I’ve listened to Body Talk: it’s the ultimate album, and only contains bangers”) as much as it does elements of shoegaze, disco and rave.
Find upcoming tour dates below and stay tuned for more from Otha coming soon.
10/11 – Formentera, Spain @ Festival SON Estrella
10/14 – Paris, France @ La Boule Noire
10/18 – London, UK @ Bermondsey Social Club
10/19 – Bristol, UK @ Simple Things Festival
10/31 – Bilbao, Spain @ BIME City Festival
11/6 – Reykjavík, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves
11/16 – Vancouver, Canada @ Letterbox*
* = w/ Blue Hawaii