Ovtlier teamed up with SiriusXM Octane for the exclusive world premiere of their latest single “Heartless”. The single released via TLG/INgrooves to all major platforms along with the official music video that was directed by Tom Flynn . Tom has worked with artists such as All That Remains, Body Count, 10 Years, and more.
“They say, ‘hurt people, hurt people’. ‘Heartless’ is about ‘toxic’ relationships and the effects it can have on one, not just in the present but will leech on you and wreak havoc in the future. You can become so numb in the process of it all by taking the abuse, whether it be physical, mental or emotional you become that very thing you hate. After my experience of this, I shut down emotionally, even more than my childhood trauma. I would be transparent out of the gate and state how deadened I’ve become and that I did not want a relationship or anything to build upon. I refused let anyone in. I could not welcome love. It is a virus that transfers easily,” says Joey Arena.
He adds, “‘Heartless’ is my personal favorite to date. A contender to all deep cutter tracks. A song that’s speaks to you and has you coming back for more. Packing a punch out of the gate and delivering a melody that will have you singing along by the second chorus. Sonically charged and rich with exhaustive lyrics, ‘Heartless’ is the song you didn’t know you needed in your life.”
Honing in on a modern sound while consistently setting themselves apart from the mainstream, Ovtlier (pronounced “Outlier”) prides themselves in creating exemplary rock and metal music backed by a rapidly growing fanbase. Ovtlier has earned more than 3 million views of fan-curated content on YouTube and over 3 million streams on Spotify, while capturing the hearts of tens of thousands of followers online. In addition to their loyal fan base, the band has caught attention through achieving features in major media outlets such as Revolver, Loudwire, Alternative Press, Decibel and ABC News.
Continually hitting the Billboard charts, Ovtlier has been able to spread their sound nationwide through constant spins on FM radio and months of regular rotation on SiriusXM Octane– launching them into the forefront of their genre. Ovtlier has had three singles featured on SiriusXM Octane; “Who We Are”, “Buried Me Alive” and “Blame The Dead” have made fans out of satellite radio listeners across the country and emphasizes the band’s ability to stay creative while maintaining an ever-growing fanbase.
Ovtlier brought 2022 to a close with “Living Dead”-bringing the band their biggest success yet. Ovtlier earned a steady average of 1.5 million streams monthly on three streaming platforms (Amazon Music, Spotify and Pandora) alone and saw “Living Dead” become the most played song on SiriusXM Octane. With “Living Dead” behind them, Ovtlier is gearing up to outdo their own personal best with their upcoming release “Heartless”. The track was written by the band’s lead vocalist and founder, Joey Arena, accompanied by Evan McKeever and Julian Comeau (Loveless). “Heartless” owes its production to Justin DeBlieck (Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White) and Evan McKeever while joining its predecessor as the second single mixed by Chris Dawson (SAUL, Any Given Sin) and mastered by Mike Kalajian (Bad Omens, The Plot In You). With Ovtlier’s dedication and a star-studded team of support behind them, the success of “Heartless” as the band’s most-accomplished single is inevitable.