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WHAT THE FUCK IS ODD WORLD? LUKE (VO­CALS): “Odd World is how we de­scribe the sum to­tal of our tastes. We knew from the get-go that we all had our own be­liefs and our own pas­sions and our own in­ter­ests on the side, and heavy mu­sic was just some­thing that drew us all to­gether. Our ini­tial sense of ap­pre­ci­a­tion of heav­i­ness is there, but we’ve re­ally been able to find our­selves and our own pas­sions.”

WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM?

"I think sub­con­sciously, when you come to write mu­sic, you might grav­i­tate to­wards the done thing of the day. But when you don’t have any idea what the done thing is, you don’t find your­self try­ing to copy any­one else. That’s where it comes from – we were def­i­nitely born in a sit­u­a­tion where we felt like we didn’t re­ally fit in.”

I'M STILL CON­FUSED!

“We want to ex­plore the Odd World more – we’ve got a lot of ideas that we have to ex­plain one by one, and we also have to piece to­gether the story of [mu­sic video char­ac­ter] Donny and how

GET­TING TO THE BOT­TOM OF OCEAN GROVE’S ‘ODD WORLD’ MU­SIC GENRE. SORT OF...

he fits into this whole thing. But ba­si­cally, The Rhap­sody Tapes is told from the per­spec­tive of some­one sit­ting up high, on a precipice, and watch­ing down over this Odd World. They’re try­ing to find things and find them­selves in it. It’s a way for us to ex­plore con­cepts and dif­fer­ent mean­ings, and ways in which we find the world around us to be odd.”

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