Happy Friday, Pirates! Today we’ve got a brand new edition of #ViralPirateRadio featuring an incredibly motivated, and talented trio of artists in Austin, Texas: OTC3.
Made up of two MC’s and a singer from different corners of the country, OTC3 is acting and creating with a purpose. These three individuals, AB, Abigail, and Lucien, are working to build and engage a community through their music and their venture Out There.
OTC3 stands for Out There Conscious Commercial Concepts, outlining the ethos of the band. They’re energetic, their lyrics are high quality, and their intentions to take their movement worldwide is transparent.
We’re lucky enough to premier a brand new music video from OTC3 called “The Black Rose Project”, featuring Austin vocalist Tree G. The imagery is powerful and the message is clear: identify the problems in your community, organize, and act. Check out the music video below, along with an exclusive interview with the band and with a personalized Spotify playlist from the trio. Cheers!
Our main focus is channeling energy with everyone we meet along this journey. We want to spread a positive, motivating, and inspiring energy to everyone and give them confidence that they too can go and live out their passion!
It defines us. Our individuality is what makes OTC3. We pride ourselves in being one as human beings. Combining our diverse, ethnic backgrounds we achieve the feel we are looking for. We all have strengths that compliment each other perfectly.
We hit a stunt in our growth from a learning and spiritual perspective. We were seeking a new challenge and one that would allow us the space to grow and change. Change is tough but adapting to it is growth.
Once I found out Austin was the live music capital of the world, it was confirmation that’s where I needed to go. I figured I couldn’t lose when residing in a city where they are known for live music.
Creating good rehearsal habits and challenging ourselves to find areas to improve. Our excitement for progress and exposure can sometimes take our focus away from the behind the scenes activity that needs to take place. I’ve learned that writing together is priceless. We have created some of our best music in the presence of each other. Also, I have learned that the more energy we provide individually the higher our energy collectively which transfers to the audience.
The music video sounds powerful. How does it feel to craft and share heavy yet important messages in today’s social unrest?
It fills us up with purpose. We feel that our only obligation on this earth is to make the world better. Making music together and being about one message “Love” has put us in a great position to move many with our music.
We are courageous and confident. We are making a statement with no fear and proud of the elegance we are displaying while doing so. We are leaders and the people are yearning for someone to say what their souls are crying out for. I’m so blessed and grateful to share these strong messages of equality, peace, and love with strong individuals who share the same values.
It’s starts with choosing to vibe out. Once the music is playing, we all allow ourselves to become one. Once we are set on the concept, we then start to individually paint the pictures needed to tell the story. It has been happening so organically where we never predict who is going to go first or how we will structure until we are deep in the zone. Then the pieces of the puzzle just start to come together and we usually always see where each piece needs to go.
It has been a naturally organic process for us. It’s almost unexplainable. We believe that if you chase your dreams, and are actively working on them the Universe conspires to help you. We always seem to follow the omens in creating our songs and music.
Be yourself at all times! Don’t believe the hype of having to change who you are to fit in or get signed. Work hard, spend countless hours on perfecting your craft, and take action! The stars won’t always align but never give up. And remember; it’s only a dream if you don’t believe it’s possible.
Stream their #VPR exclusive playlist on Spotify below!