Following on from the release of their debut single ‘Brave To Be Alive’ OffWorld today release the video for the track. OffWorld is new musical output from Hard-Fi’s Richard Archer and acclaimed musicians; Krysten Cummings, Wolsey White, Smiley Barnard and Dale Davis.
The video was inspired by brave women all over the world. Footage taken from demonstrations filmed in Chile, El Salvador, Mexico, Spain and Italy of women performing the global feminist Hymn created by Las Tesis. Their hymn condemns the judicial system’s failure to protect women and their rights around the globe and raises awareness on the culture of violence against women.
Blending rock, soul, blues and gospel – OffWorld’s ‘Brave to Be Alive’ is a fuzz bass hymn to the badass warrior goddess/mother. The single is the title track from their forthcoming EP, which will be released on April 9th.
Speaking about the release Richard says, “We’re all really proud of the music we’ve made for OffWorld and personally its been so cool to work with such talented musicians and awesome people. We wrote and recorded these songs in a turbulent period of our history when the belief that we were all moving forward took a hit, after reading too much science fiction we ended up projecting our worries onto a different world.”
Brave To Be Alive EP – out April 9th – is a taster of what’s to come from OffWorld’s debut album. They’ve already been confirmed to support The Specials on their sold-out shows this summer and more live dates will follow over the coming months.
Inspired by the space-suited pictography found on the pre-historic walls of the Corinto Caves (Morazán – El Salvador) and the wonderful idea that intelligent life forms, not of this earth, may have contributed to the birth of various human civilisations. What if those beings were still amongst us? What music would they be listening to? What music would they make? Are they here still, meeting up in dive bars to play Extra-Terrestrial Blues?