THE DAY HE FELL OFF THE FACE OF THE WORLD (SINGLE)
June 7 2021
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 debut LP Fallen Angels was released on June 7, 2021 and is supported by the single The Day He Fell Off The Face Of The World. The record crosses the bridge of indulgence with instrumentation ranging from violas and pianos to distorted guitars and 808s. Fallen Angels was conceived as a studio project between Orsiʼs gigs as a producer but quickly materialized into a powerful living organism.
The Day He Fell Off The Face Of The World is a track that will make you nostalgic for the sounds of early grunge with a cosmic reinvention of modern alt-rock.
"The song is about escaping the material world and diving into the ethereal world. It's about a person's disinterest in the prison we live in on Earth and looking to move beyond its limited physical construct through love and awareness," Orsi says.
He co-founded the Freq Shop recording studio in 2011 with partner Dave Traina and went on to engineer, mix and produce records for The Damn Truth, We Are Monroe, John Jacob Magistery and Juno nominated artist The Franklin Electric. Orsi also spent time in Los Angeles working under Grammy nominated producer Brandon Friesen in 2018.
The onset of the pandemic inspired Orsi to release music he'd written and recorded over the years. He released 5 singles over the course of a year leading up to the release of his debut solo album.
Music is the language of the soul and Orsi unapologetically strives for honesty, integrity and individuality in all his productions.