Outasight is out with the music video for his hit single ‘Now or Never’. The track is featured on the Yonkers, New York recording artist’s debut album ‘Nights Like These’, out soon on Warner Bros.
“The Now or Never video was one of those videos that was as fun to shoot as it actually looked.” Richard Andrew aka Outasight says of the filming process. “We just wanted to match the energy and positivity of the song, so a bunch of us got together and had a good time. I mean, we threw pounds of dry ice into someone’s indoor pool and chainsawed off the roof of a car. Only in videos can you get away with that!”
Watch it via YouTube below.
Hollywire caught up with Outasight at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, where the artist talked about his experience at SXSW,
On his SXSW experience:
It’s been great. I’ve been here two days. I was here Tuesday, and now I’m here today. We had a show Tuesday night at La Zona Rosa and that was really fun.
On seeing the Pepsi commercial for the first time using his ‘Tonight Is The Night’ hit:
The first time it aired was the Wednesday night when ‘X Factor’ premiered. I was at my apartment and had a bunch of friends over, popped the champagne and celebrated. I just knew that things were gonna dramatically change. I went on tour with Gym Class Heroes and I just got the phone call. Yeah, you’re gonna be performing on ‘X Factor’.
On his big jump in Facebook fans after ‘X Factor’:
It definitely went up dramatically, and thank you to all those people who liked me. I like you too.
I’m never stopping touring. We’re about to go on a nationwide tour with Dev, to support her debut album which is dropping. I think it’s Dev, me and Wynter Gordon.
On his next single:
It’s a song called ‘Now or Never’. I’ve been performing it live and the response has been amazing and it’s huge.
On the new album:
My album is coming out this summer. I’m really excited about it. I’ve been working on it for a long time, so the material is really strong. Very cohesive, and it’s gonna be really good.
My influences are very eclectic, which probably inspires me to be a little eclectic. I grew up listening to classic stuff, like the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Prince. I was a party kid. I used to go to raves with drum and bass. I was a party kid for many years in New York City. I was just inspired by so much. I’ve just done a lot of different styles of music, and my recent foray has been to play loud and fast.
I have to do a hook for Jay-Z before my time is too late.
Watch the interview via YouTube below.
‘Tonight Is The Night’ singer Outasight spoke with XL 106.7 at House of Blues in Orlando, Florida recently. The artist talked about how he was inspired to become a musician, collaborations and a Christmas wish.
On his start in music:
I was inspired by it all really. Growing up there was a lot of music around me, and I just realized right away that music invoked a feeling like nothing else did. I was like, I want to do this.
Does he remember his first rhyme?
My first rhyme, no. I remember older, older songs, but I don’t remember the first rhyme.
If he’d rather collaborate with Ke$ha or Lady Gaga:
They’re both very talented in their own way. Lady Gaga is a fellow New Yorker.
What he wants for Christmas:
World peace. I don’t know. I basically have everything I need. Maybe an iPad. Wanna get me an iPad?
Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Outasight shared some of his favorite things with PupFresh.com, including his favorite sports teams, favorite one hit wonder, favorite accents, and more.
Favorite thing he follows:
Just sports probably I guess. I do follow sports. I’m a Giants, Knicks and Yankees fan being from New York. Big basketball fan so I follow the Knicks but NBA is on lockout so that’s not really too much to follow right now.
Favorite one-hit wonder:
How about, there was a really cool song by the Sneaker Pimps back in the day called ‘6 Underground’. Take me down, 6 underground. That was one of my favorite joints ever. It was a trip hop joint. It was really dope.
Would probably be when a woman has a foreign accent, like Italian or French or Spanish. It’s very sexy.
Favorite cartoon character:
It’s probably Stewie and Brian Griffin and their adventures together (on ‘Family Guy’).
Favorite Halloween outfit:
The favorite thing I’ve probably been for Halloween was Hunter S. Thompson and my friend Dan was my attorney. We were doing a little fear and loathing in Las Vegas and we rolled around all night partying as those two and debauchery ensued.
Watch the favorite things via YouTube below.
itsbongoboy.com caught up with Outasight recently. The Yonkers native talked about his smash hit ‘Tonight Is The Night’, growing up in New York, his musical evolution, dealing with fame, and what he’s working on now.
On growing up in Yonkers:
I grew up in the Burbs. Yonkers is actually a pretty big city, so I’m from a little bit more of a suburban area, but it’s also extremely close to New York City, so when it came to do music, especially in high school and moving forward from there, you had to come up to New York City.
On discovering music:
As a teenager, I just liked to rap. I liked to sing and be in bands… Always into performing. It took me a while to get in the studio and start making songs and get better at that.
On his musical evolution:
I think it comes down to if I asked you who you were in 2008 and who you are now, there’s probably two different people. I think we all continue to change and grow.
Going from a hustling local artist to a chart topper with ‘Tonight Is The Night’:
It’s amazing. It’s surreal and it’s something that I’m learning about everyday. I had Pepsi come holler and want to use a song of mine in a commercial, and being able to perform in ‘X Factor’ was like this is a whole other level that I had to get accustomed to.
If he realized ‘Tonight’ was going to be a hit:
No, we don’t, because I’d never written a hit yet. We were in the studio making it and we were just having fun… We just wanted to make a party record and we had it for a couple of months. We felt good about the song but we didn’t think this was the song that was gonna change everything. But then my management went in talks with Pepsi and Pepsi wanted to use that particular song and the rest is kind of history in the making.
What he’s doing now:
I’m always working. I’m working on an album constantly. It will be out next year.
Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Outasight just released his new single ‘Now Or Never’ at iTunes, and is also streaming the track on Spotify. The official video for ‘Now Or Never’ is currently being produced, so for the interim, check out the clip below of ‘Now Or Never’ moments a fan put together. ‘Now Or Never’ is the follow-up to Outasight’s platinum selling smash ‘Tonight Is The Night’.
Outasight, fresh off performing on ‘The X Factor’, is out with the music video for his hit debut single ‘Tonight Is The Night’. The track is being featured in Pepsi’s “Who’s Next” campaign, with the winner of ‘The X Factor’ to be featured in a Pepsi ad campaign.
The Dori Oskowitz directed video capturing Outasight in midst of a wild night in downtown New York City. Watch it via YouTube below.
Outasight (Richard Andrew) spoke with The NJ Underground in a Q&A about his ‘Figure 8’ EP, how labels feel about free mixtapes, the ‘Figure 8’ music video, ‘Tonight Is The Night’ being featured on Pepsi’s “Who’s Next” advertisement, touring with Gym Class Heroes and The Dirty Heads, and plans after the tour.
“I don’t think they had a choice,” Outasight said about major labels’ acceptance of mixtapes. “Artists have become commercial stars from mixtapes and the mixtape circuit, so I think the industry had to adapt to the artists’ work ethic. My label personally is completely aware of what’s necessary to help an artist gain more exposure and has been nothing but supportive.”
Fresh off his Webster Hall show with Hoodie Allen in New York City, Outasight will be joining Gym Class Heroes and The Dirty Heads on tour this fall. The rapper/singer/songwriter just premiered the video for ‘Figure 8’, the title track from his latest ‘Figure 8’ EP. The video features Outasight looking dapper amongst scenes from his native New York City.
Yonkers, New York native Outasight is hard at work on his debut full-length, due out early next year. His ‘Figure 8’ EP is available for purchase on iTunes.
Outasight On Tour With Gym Class Heroes and The Dirty Heads
10.09 Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar (with The Dirty Heads only)
10.10 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar (with The Dirty Heads only)
10.12 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live!
10.13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10.14 Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
10.16 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park
10.18 Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
10.19 Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head
10.20 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10.21 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10.24 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
10.25 Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
10.26 Long Island, NY @ Paramount Theater (with The Dirty Heads only)
10.28 Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
10.30 Pontiac, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
Outasight is out with the music video to his new single ‘Figure 8’, off the Yonkers, New York rapper’s ‘Figure 8’ EP, out now. The video features Outasight looking dapper amongst scenes from his native New York City. He also posted a behind the scenes video shot on location in Brooklyn.
“Basically it’s inspired a bit by the film ‘The Graduate’,” Outasight said about the video. “It’s a little bit of an homage in the beginning, the opening credits where Dustin Hoffman is in the airport moving, credits are going up.”