Onism E is back! The American indie rock band has released their fourth single and their first EP, both entitled “Survivors”. Frontwoman Eline Chavez sat down with ai love music to talk about what has the band been up to and about the two releases. Continue reading on to learn more about this inspiring band and listen to their amazing music!
About The Single “Survivors”
I have featured Onism E on this blog before with their single “My America” last fall. Since then, the band has released the single “Survivors”. When asked what this song was about, Chavez candidly replied: “Getting the hell out of 2020.” To the singer-songwriter, 2020 was just so heartbreaking with what was going on in the United States. She wrote “Survivors” in hopes of surviving 2020 and be hopeful for a turning point in 2021. Hopefully, things better as this year progresses.
She hopes that listeners would takeaway the idea of them seeing them as survivors if they are still trucking along. There are better days to come. But also, Chavez hopes that listeners would check out the guitar solo as she is super happy about how it turned out.
Chavez told me that she initially wrote the song a while back. However, she shelved it. When she released “My America”, the singer-songwriter decided to bring “Survivors” back and try to release it. The reason was the progression of events from COVID-19 to the events mentioned in “My America” inspired the singer-songwriter to release “Survivors”.
Interestingly enough, everyone in the band recorded their parts for the songs at their own homes. “I have a basic idea of what I wanted things to be,” Chavez explained about the song’s production, “I strip it all the way back to just the guitar and drums. And see what they would do. If it didn’t, then I would reworked it. If I liked something they did, which was almost all the time, then I would rework the song.”
About Their First EP
Onism E’s first EP came out last weekend. When asked about her general thoughts about the EP, Chavez had this to say: “This is the sound that you will hear from now on out. This lineup is pretty solid.” She noted that the album has a very “rock and roll” sound to it. There are some heavier sounds coming from the different instruments, especially from the guitar.
One of things that Chavez strived for in this EP was to get her guitar player out of his shell. She explained me that even though Chris ‘Lefty’ Vargas is a new member, he has so much potential. However, the guitarist had to come out of his shell to hone his sound for the band. Getting him to define his sound. You can hear within the tracks coming out of his shell with the amazing chords and melodies he plays.
“It is a story in and of itself,” the singer-songwriter discussed the EP’s concept, “It is about the last year roughly.” She also explained that the EP is a collection of diverse songs that just come together. She was inspired by the state of the world when writing each song’s lyrics. She wanted to tell of current events in her perspective.
Make sure to listen to Survivors by Onism E and let me know what you think in the comments. What is your favorite track off this EP?
About the Artist: Onism E
Being in only one place at one time can be difficult for those of us wishing to experience all the planet has to offer. Soulful indie-rockers Onism E attempt to bring it all together to share a worldly adventure with their fans.
Frontwoman Eline Chavez takes her journey of being born in California, raised in Texas, and now calling New York City home, and puts it all into her emotion-fueled songwriting. Inspired by groundbreaking female rockers like Joan Jett, Bonnie Raitt, and Melissa Etheridge, Eline has taken this energy to new levels with the Onism E project.
To flesh out the sound, guitarist Chris ‘Lefty’ Vargas, bass player Chris ‘CeeRod’ Rodriguez, and drummer ‘Raj’ were brought into the mix. Their additional energy and inspiration elevate Onism E to a new level and truly set the group apart from the masses.
Engaging with Onism E is stepping into a world of compassion with arms wide open. The music breeds a connection to the listener and the warmth of the band members further ignites the relationship between fan and band. Everyone is welcome to come and take their own place in the emotionally riveting journey.
Onism E is a culmination of life experiences wrapped up in a soulful package that is carving a unique space within the indie rock world. Every live show is guaranteed to move you in more ways than one. So walk this journey with them and together we will all find the faith to keep pushing forward.
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