You’ll have seen a musical biopic or TV present: a narrative in regards to the recognition of a sure band you already know. You have to have heard the songs of a digital band, the cartoon characters taking part in music recorded by actual artistic artists.
We Are OFK is each of those.
- OFK is our digital band, with actual songs on streaming providers, similar to every other band you want.
- We Are OFK is a online game about our band’s origin story.
With me to date? Okay, we’re making a biopic about ourselves. An computerized biography, for the nerd…
The story of a musical biopic usually goes one thing like this: A small-town artist works arduous, will get unappreciated, and nearly provides up. Then they both meet a file label government who “will get it,” or they impress somebody well-known at a bar, and that individual makes them well-known. They file an album! They go sightseeing! They see the world! Intercourse! Oh no, medicine! … They hit backside. Their associates have been offended or upset or no matter, and a few mixture of those horrible issues prompted the artist to show their lives round. They rediscover their love of music and bear in mind why they did this within the first place. I like these tales! They’re inspiring, however they’re so massive.
Have you learnt what number of artists grew to become superstars? It’s not a lot. Most musicians by no means “make it”, and making music is Not pay a dwelling wage. However there are nonetheless lots of people who make music, no matter whether or not they receives a commission or not. These massive pop star tales are very inspiring, however I believe individuals are attempting to create something… that’s magical to me.
Similar factor with digital bands. They’re charming and imaginative, however they’re greater than life. For all of us on Workforce OFK… we actually don’t know anybody like that. We principally hang around on the sofa, doodle, eat bread within the park, or order supply noodles once more.
We Are OFK is our impartial scale experiment in making a smaller biopic. A smaller digital band. A fantasy workforce, created by artists, musicians and sport designers. What it’s prefer to create digital musicians who watch these pop stars carry out on their laptops in mattress and know they’ll most likely by no means play a stadium live performance ? We wished to inform that story – how arduous it’s to make music, write even one track, shoot one other video to put up on-line, and hope somebody leaves remark. Getting your every day chores completed, loneliness, awkward group chats, somebody on the get together who doesn’t cease speaking to you… it’s all there.
We make our biopic like a sport, as a result of we really feel so near this band, our band, and we wish you to do the identical. It’s as much as you to resolve what they are saying, what they textual content, how they current themselves as they undergo the small journey fairly than attempting to create one thing they are often pleased with. I do know we’re pleased with this sport/band/collection… the entire thing!
We Are OFK launches August 18th on PS5 and PS4, then weekly after that, till you will have all of our episodes, together with all of OFK’s new songs from their debut EP. surname.
Nonetheless not a full album, as a result of making these is tough! All of us have to begin small.