© Josias Tschanz
A fresh mix of electronic rock with a few drops of synth pop are the secret ingredients of the Vancouver, Canada based band 'OurGlassZoo.” Their debut EP made it to the semi-finals of the biggest on-line songwriting competition (ISC) which featured high end judges such as Lorde, Kaskade, Tom waits and the late Chris Cornell. The songs 'Somehow Somewhere' and 'Listen' got radio play in both Italy and the UK in 2018. OurGlassZoo's latest album entitled Hindsight (Volunteer Media) released in 2020 was recorded at Monarch Studios with Juno award winning producer Tom Dorbzanski ('The Zolas'). Also in 2020, OurGlassZoo's music video for the single, Astronaut won Best Rock Music Video at the LA Music Video Awards, an astounding achievement for the band gaining further recognition towards their critically acclaimed album release.
Conceptually, OurGlassZoo is a society where trite routines are the norm as its citizens lack both purpose and empathy. The "zoo" keeps the individuals in captivity, trapped in a glass bubble, reliving the safety net of comfort while conditioning the tamed mind, preventing them from achieving their full potential. The band name is displayed in colour to remind us that light is trying to break in to break us out. It is the beginning of an awakening of self-determination and possibilities. The band members are freedom fighters for that movement.