November 11 2022
Montreal based singer/songwriter Derek Orsi pushes the boundaries of Alt Rock with his unique blend of melodic hooks, odd time signatures and social satire. His music is an eclectic movement of wild frequencies, drawing inspiration from artists like The Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Audioslave and Queens of the Stone Age.
Orsiʼs first single XXX, from his upcoming LP Astral Youth, will be released on Friday, November 11, 2022. The song is an uptempo rocker with an infectious power chorus. Quite simply, it bangs!
'This song is a story within a larger narrative. Astral Youth is a concept album that shares the tale of the war between good and evil. This is the second track of the record and illustrates the path of confusion, anger and judgment. The album moves through all the human emotions; peace, love, hate, anxiety...it's a story about duality and the ultimate quest for peace," Orsi says.
Orsi wrote, produced and mixed the album himself at his recording studio Freq Shop in Montreal. He hired Mario Telaro (Bobby Bazini) to perform drums, Adam Passalacqua (The Franklin Electric) to play keys, Lee La Baum (The Damn Truth) and Mackenzie Myatt (Po Lazarus) on back vocals with Mario Monaco (Jennifer Lopez) on percussion. This all-star cast was recorded by Orsi along with his studio partner Dave Traina (The Damn Truth).
The single will be supported by a performance on November 18 @ Petit Campus in MTL and a show on December 9 @ Freq Shop.