noun, plural: ourglasszoos.
The entrapment of the mind that prevents purpose, creativity, colour and greatness.
A fresh mix of electronic rock with a few drops of synth pop are the secret ingredients of the
Vancouver-based band 'OurGlassZoo.”
The band's debut EP in 2017 made it to the semi-finals of the biggest on-line song writing
competition (ISC) which featured high end judges such as Lorde, Kaskade, Tom waits, Bastille
and the late Chris Cornell. The songs 'Somehow Somewhere' and 'Listen' got radio play in both
Italy and the UK in 2018.
The follow up EP 'Hindsight' was recorded at Monarch Studios with Juno award winning
producer Tom Dorbzanski ('The Zolas') & Alex Penney. It was released through Sony Orchard &
Volunteer Media On March 20th, 2020.
Since its release, ‘Hindsight’ has nearly 300K streams on Spotify while the songs ‘Astronaut’, ‘Sins’
and ‘In your head’ have enjoyed radio play in Italy, the USA and Canada.
The single 'Astronaut' was also the band's first official music video, which stars Georgie Daburas
who plays Edward Spellman on the Netflix hit series 'Sabrina' and Karissa Ketter (‘Kim Possible’),
who was nominated for a Joey award for her performance. It won ‘best rock video’ at the LA Music Awards. The follow up Music Video for the song 'SINS' was nominated for a LEO Award and won many prestigeous awards globally including Berlin, Rome, Munich and the international Music Awards.
The band completed the recording of its first full length album entitled ‘Aftermath’ with the support of Creative BC in 2022. The album features the single ‘Free’ which includes a collaboration with Juno award hip hop artist Prevail (‘Swollen Members’). The track has been remixed by KutMusta Kurt ('Linking Park' & The Beatie Boys') and features Moka Only as a guest artist.
The second single 'Here' premiered on CBC radio while the third single 'Reminisce' enjoyed over 35K streams on Spotify in less than a month.
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.