Formed Out of Massachusetts, with Conor O’ Reilly on guitar and vocals, Matt Fitzgerald on bass, and Matt Cloutier on percussion, Off Wing are making a name for themselves in the music scene. They recently released their newest single, a summer hit, ‘Sodium’
Tell us about the genesis of your project
We started out just jamming while we had some free time during Covid and recorded a pretty LoFi/DIY album last summer. Since then, we’ve decided to try cranking it up a notch, and we think our next upcoming album is a major improvement from where we started.
How would you describe the highs and lows of being an artist?
Unavoidable – in a word. That’s why you need a band of friends to have each other’s backs.
Who are your all time musical icons?
Among the three of us… Led Zeppelin, blink-182, Bruce.
What are some things to do to keep your inspiration alive?
We really like to get outside – go surfing, play an acoustic. Just anything to get outside and into the world.
Who is an artist that you look up to more than others today?
Favorite activity to blow off some steam?
Play some hockey, of course.
Tell us about your latest release and how it came about
Our newest release is called “Sodium” and it’s an ode to the summer times during which we have come together, and hope others do as well.
What are some things you do to deal with anxiety and creative blocks?
Patience is so important. Never force it… we’ll go months without writing anything, and then all of a sudden come up with 5 songs in a day.
What’s the future looking like for you?
Well, we’re optimistic! It’s cool that venues are opening up. We’re starting to book a lot of gigs and also finishing up our 2nd LP. Hopefully we’ll be on a full-blown tour sooner than later.
Who inspires your style and aesthetics?
So many different inspirations. Our influences range from early classic rock to 90s alternative and even some 80s synth stuff. We’re pretty much open to whatever… and overall trying to become more of our own band with our own unique sound as well.
What is the achievement or moment in your career you are the most proud of and why?
While it is not yet released, we are extremely proud of our sophomore LP – so keep an eye out for that in the coming months!
What do you think is the best way to make it as an artist nowadays?
The old fashioned way. To play live and put on a real rock show. We’ll play for free.
What would you change in the music and entertainment industry especially after this past year?
We haven’t hit stardom by any means but honestly, the industry has been pretty good to us; we;ve gathered some great fans, found some unwavering support, and been given opportunities to play at some amazing venues – so we are very grateful. We kinda suck at social media but hey – we’re doing our best!