You’ve in all probability seen a music biopic film or television present: a narrative of the rise-to-fame of some band you understand. You’ve in all probability heard songs by a digital band, animated characters enjoying music recorded by actual inventive artists.
We Are OFK is each of these items.
- OFK is our digital band, with actual songs on streaming providers, like every other band you want.
- We Are OFK is a online game in regards to the origin story of our band.
With me to this point? Okay so we’re kinda making a biopic about ourselves. An auto-biopic, for you phrase nerds…
The story of a music biopic often goes like this: A small-town artist works laborious, isn’t appreciated, and virtually offers up. Then they meet a report label govt who “will get it”, or they impress anyone well-known at a bar, and that particular person launches them into stardom. They report an album! They go on tour! They see the world! Intercourse! Oh no, medication! …They hit rock-bottom. Their associates are offended 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 huge.
Are you aware what number of artists turn into megastars? It’s not lots. Most musicians by no means “make it”, and making music does not pay a dwelling wage. However nonetheless, tons of individuals make music, regardless of whether or not they receives a commission or not. These huge pop-star tales are inspiring, however I feel the individuals simply attempting to make something… that’s magic to me.
Similar factor with digital bands. They’re so glamorous and imaginative, however they’re bigger than life. For all of us on Workforce OFK… we don’t know anybody like that, actually. We’re principally 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 laborious it’s to only make one thing, end it, and put it out into the world, as a result of we nonetheless battle to do this most days. What wouldn’t it seem 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 laborious it’s to make music, to put in writing even one music, to report one other video to submit on-line, and hope somebody leaves a pleasant remark. Getting by way of 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 would like you to, too. You’ll resolve issues they are saying, what texts they ship, how they categorical themselves as they undergo their smaller journey of attempting to make one thing they are often pleased with. I do know we’re pleased 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’ve 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 start out small.