Unheard Gems chats with On The Outside (Jon, Andrew, Devin, Dawson, Sam)! OTO is a Los Angeles-based band that seamlessly blends their love of pop with organic influences. Formed in 2019, OTO has been best described by the press as “if One Direction had a love child with Dan + Shay”. The group is often called the Official Boy Band of TikTok with their 4 million + followers on the platform. We talked their music, collaboration, band formation, and even played a fun game of "Who's Most Likely To".
On The Outside (OTO), comprised of Andrew Bloom, Dawson Huckabee, Devin Hayes, Jon Klaasen, and Sam Jenkins, is a Los Angeles-based band that seamlessly blends their love of pop with organic influences. Formed in 2019, OTO has been best described by the press as “if One Direction had a love child with Dan + Shay”. Their unique vocal blend and timeless songwriting have helped amass an army of dedicated fans affectionately known as “Outsiders”. The community of Outsiders continues to grow feverishly with thousands of fan pages on Instagram, sold-out shows, over 22 million collective followers across socials, and 3 Billion views of their content.
Following the release of “Why Me” (their most successful song to date) OTO releases their newest single “Just Keep Driving”... A catchy melody and windows-down feel plays like a musical antidote to these uncertain times. As any songwriter will attest to, songs often have a way of foreshadowing life. Written just prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, “Just Keep Driving” has taken on a deeper meaning for the members of OTO. The song’s message and title have morphed into an anthem for perseverance and optimism in a dark time. As the lyric suggests, when the going gets tough “just keep driving”.