You’ve in all probability seen a music biopic film or television present: a narrative of the rise-to-fame of some band . You’ve in all probability heard songs by a digital band, animated characters taking part in music recorded by actual artistic artists.
We Are OFK is each of this stuff.
- OFK is our digital band, with actual songs on streaming companies, like every other band you want.
- We Are OFK is a online game in regards to the origin story of our band.
With me thus far? Okay so we’re kinda making a biopic about ourselves. An auto-biopic, for you phrase nerds…
The story of a music biopic normally goes like this: A small-town artist works onerous, isn’t appreciated, and virtually provides up. Then they meet a document label govt who “will get it”, or they impress any person well-known at a bar, and that individual launches them into stardom. They document an album! They go on tour! They see the world! Intercourse! Oh no, medication! …They hit rock-bottom. Their pals are indignant or unhappy or no matter, and a few mixture of those horrible issues motivates the artist to show their life round. They rediscover their love for music and bear in mind why they do that within the first place. I like these tales! They’re inspiring, however they’re so massive.
Have you learnt what number of artists develop into megastars? It’s not rather a lot. Most musicians by no means “make it”, and making music does not pay a residing wage. However nonetheless, tons of individuals make music, regardless of whether or not they receives a commission or not. These massive pop-star tales are inspiring, however I believe the individuals simply making an attempt to make something… that’s magic to me.
Identical factor with digital bands. They’re so glamorous and imaginative, however they’re bigger than life. For all of us on Group OFK… we don’t know anybody like that, actually. We’re largely hanging out on couches, doodling, consuming sandwiches in a park, or ordering supply noodles once more.
We Are OFK is our indie-sized experiment at making a smaller biopic. A smaller digital band. An imagined group, created by artists, musicians, and recreation designers who all know the way onerous it’s to simply make one thing, end it, and put it out into the world, as a result of we nonetheless wrestle to do this most days. What wouldn’t it appear like to create digital musicians who watch performances of those pop-stars on their laptops in mattress, and know they’re in all probability by no means going to play a stadium live performance? We needed to inform that story – how onerous it’s to make music, to put in writing even one track, to document one other video to submit on-line, and hope somebody leaves a pleasant remark. Getting via day jobs, loneliness, awkward group chats, somebody at a celebration who gained’t cease speaking to you… all of it.
We made our biopic as a recreation, as a result of we really feel near this band, our band, and we wish you to, too. You’ll resolve issues they are saying, what texts they ship, how they specific themselves as they undergo their smaller journey of making an attempt to make one thing they are often happy with. I do know we’re happy with this recreation / band / episodic sequence… the entire thing!
We Are OFK premieres August 18 on PS5 and PS4, after which each week after that, till you could have all our episodes, that includes all OFK’s new songs from their debut EP.
Not a full album but, as a result of hey making stuff is difficult! All of us have to begin small.