We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Ovtlier’s cover of Taylor Swift’s song “…Ready For It?” (listen below). The original song is featured on Taylor Swift’s sixth studio album reputation, which is scheduled to be released on November 10th, the same day Ovtlier will release their new EP What Doesn’t Kill You.
Joey Arena of Ovtlier commented on the cover:
“We chose to have fun with a song that was written with a dark vibe. Taylor kills the game every time she puts something out and we felt that this song in particular could bring forth our love for dynamics. Having the production of JD from Ice Nine Kills and mix-master Steve Sopchak, we threw around the idea of a few songs to cover and felt this could be one to capitalize on. Recording pop melodies was a first for me but we are all about trying new things and enjoying the journey. Cheers!”
Ovtlier delivers a hard-hitting take on Taylor Swift’s song, “…Ready for It,” aptly chosen as the band is getting ready to release their new EP, What Doesn’t Kill You. Drawing influences from Breaking Benjamin, 30 Seconds To Mars, Korn and others, Ovtlier brings the rock edge to a new height of intensity.
Inspired by 90s grunge, Joey Arena began playing guitar at the age of 11 on an old 3-string guitar. After achieving commercial success with his first band Young Bloods, Arena struggled to find himself, and soon was traveling 8 hours on weekends from Rochester to Cleveland in search of an identity and definition for what would become Ovtlier’s debut EP What Doesn’t Kill You. After adding Paul Milne on lead-guitar, Joey Lana on drums, Cosmo Pusateri on bass, and Joe Syracusa on rhythm guitar, the full line up began playing sold-out local shows and rapidly growing their fan-base among rock music fans. Following several offers from major labels, Ovtlier set out to deliver their most personal and intense work yet.