What to Do Next / otom

What To Do Next / Disney Girls

New song, What To Do Next / Disney Girls is now available on digitally.
released December 20, 2020

What To Do Next

What To Do Next is a song about the answers that existed in me from the beginning.
A song of dream pop feeling with a middle tempo featuring a mellotron-like tone.
Overdrived guitar phrases are freely played based on simple drums, bass, and acoustic guitar strokes, And layered vocals and choruses are mixed relaxing harmonies on top of them. Also, the lyrics are deeply Interacted to the next song "Disney Girls" and include word play.
This work was composed around 2009. The first version is only violent-sounding guitar, vocals, and chorus, and since around 2016, it has been re-arranged and includes a mellotron, etc.

Disney Girls

Disney Girls is a cover song of the song recorded in Surf's Up(1971) by The Beach Boys.
Longing for Brian Wilson, and God Only Knows is still the best song for me, but I chose this song this time.
Beautiful lyrics and melodies written by Bruce Johnston that will heart ache, I always wanted to cover such a masterpiece.
This time, the 3/4 beat is not changed, added the bouncing rhythm, and the mellotron that is similar to the previous song. It has arranged to create a feeling that is a bit different from the slow original song.
Also, the chorus with many layers was in line with the original song. Through the work, I was once again impressed by The Beach Boys's chorus work.

otom's new work What To Do Next / Disney Girls is based on the concept of the past and future of consciousness. Please enjoy yourself.

Are you interested to early version of What To Do Next?
You will listen to Process Of What To Do Next version on SoundCloud.

☞ What To Do Next / Disney Girlsの日本語での解説 ☜




musician, composer. otom was born in tokyo, japan in 1976.
otom sound has been making with guitars, computers, MaxMSP and many musical instruments to create
shoegaze, dream pop, electronica and acoustic sound.
Also otom often makes a experimental, drone, ambient sound and audio/visual works.
And otom keeps influencing those music and movies now.
otom then began to play the guitar when 14 years old.
loved 60's to 70's music, especially important that artists were making beautiful chorus work and like a floating sound.
Then otom met my bloody valentine, flying saucer attack, slowdive, galaxie500... and many electronica artists.
A most important artist is fennesz, so fennesz's sounds made him change an output.
otom made 4albums and 6eps so far, since about 1998.
And also early years, otom has another name that called "alphabet", it changed a name on the first of 2008.
now, otom keeps to making various types of sound with MaxMSP.