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Fonty and Otracami Reviewed

Fonty and Otracami Reviewed

Fonty – No Love for the West Side

Genre: Pop Rock, Indie Rock, Garage Rock

Most would-be artists hope that they will use their travels, a love affair, or a near-death experience to write a great philosophical novel. Usually, they don’t. Most shouldn’t try. And the best thing that the vast majority of us could do but won’t is come up with a stand-up routine or a clever pop song. Fonty is one of the few who figured it out. 

The problem with writing a door-stopping oeuvre is that the world doesn’t much care about it. You’d have to actively beg people and bribe them in order to take the time to soak up your knowledge. But if you’re knowledge is enough to get folks excited, laughing or stamping their feet in time, you may be able to share your wisdom after all. 

Fonty’s “No Love for the West Side,” is just as you expect, a big, silly pop song. It’s entirely memorable, and the storytelling makes it all sound like the failed relationship that the singer is lamenting here was a worthwhile sacrifice. Creativity can mean entertaining others, and this is what Fonty does here. 

Otracami – Fold

Similar artists: Indigo De Souza, Tomberlin, Tirzah, Adrianne Lenker

Genre: Folk, Alt Pop

Call me old-fashioned, but I used to love hearing pop stars make a bad or great record all on their own. Now, you’d have to direct your ire or admiration toward the army of employed tasked with making it seem like the star possesses a glimmer of unique personality traits. Otracami’s “Fold” sounds like it was made by the young songwriter all on her own, and it shows. 

Choosing individuality is bound to lead you down a lonely, lengthy road. This is especially true if you’re looking to make music nowadays. Modern audiences and the PR rep suppliers usually have to describe what they are about to hear using the most basic form of comparisons. 

Otracami’s “Fold” is an intriguing look into an artist’s psyche that is disguised as a pop song. Sure enough, the soulful vocals are convincing, as is the production. But the really interesting things happen when Otracami takes the unchartered road. The lyrics, the arrangement and the visual presentation, help conjure something that pure pop formulas would never be able to deliver. Quite a success!

Fonty - No Love for the West Side


Otracami - Fold




About author

Eduard Banulescu is a writer, blogger, and musician. As a content writer, Eduard has contributed to numerous websites and publications, including FootballCoin, Play2Earn, BeIN Crypto, Business2Community, NapoliSerieA, Extra Time Talk, Nitrogen Sports, Bavarian FootballWorks, etc. He has written a book about Nirvana, hosts a music podcasts, and writes weekly content about some of the best, new and old, alternative musicians. Eduard also runs and acts as editor-in-chief of the alternative rock music website Mr. Banulescu is also a musician, having played and recorded in various bands and as a solo artist.
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