Rochester, New York's Ovtlier are on regular rotation on SiriusXM Octane with their infectious single "Buried Me Alive" and have garnered praise from Motionless in White's Chris Motionless and others. Today (June 24th), the rising band — led by former Young Bloods frontman Joey Arena — have teamed with Revolver to unveil the horror-movie-esque music video for "Buried Me Alive," which was directed by Jesse Conti and sees Arena falling victim to a mysterious temptress and ultimately ending up in what many people might describe as their worst nightmare. Watch above, and read below for the singer's comments on the song.
"'Buried Me Alive' is a personal favorite and great representation of Ovtlier," Arena tells us. "I chose to re-record 'Buried' in 2019 — release in 2020 — because I knew there was a lot of life left and it deserved to be heard. It was written by myself and Evan McKeever and produced by Justin 'JD' de Blieck of Ice Nine Kills. It was a great experience to revisit a song from years ago only to see how much you grow as a musician and vocalist. It's a test to oneself. Lyrically, the song is about my love for music but hate for the industry. It can almost take the love out of the art if you let it, chew you up and spit you out. Like life, we must roll with the punches and continue on."