The Otherside b/w Make Me Believe
Bobby Oroza gives us another must have two-sider pulling two stand-out tracks from his forthcoming album Get to The Otherside. Bobby’s music has amassed a cult-like following from the US to Japan and everywhere in between. He found big love in the sweet soul scene early, but has since made fans in a myriad of circles and subcultures. By now it has become clear that his music is not just one thing – analog soul textured for sure, but also with an array of influences that span far beyond the world of soul ballads. It is that inability to really nail down Bobby’s sound that has become the biggest charm. This new 7” shows off two sides of Bobby with an upbeat number on the “plug” side and a heavy duty ballad on the flip.
The A side, “The Otherside,” is an optimistic tune where Bobby humbly shares his story about the troubles we can create for ourselves and the possibility of having a change of mind that frees us from them. The track is equally encouraging with its sunny energy that carries an important message from Bobby to anyone who is struggling and can’t see a way out.
The B side, “Make Me Believe,” is another instant classic for the slowie enthusiasts: a moody, soul bearing cry for help that comes off with a sweetness. The vulnerability makes it romantic while the heavy backing track brings it that unique energy that classic B sides have – heartbreaking and gorgeous at the same time.