ØM-53 consists of 4 musicians taking a wide range of influences from The 1975, Her’s, Tennis, Boy Pablo, The Midnight and others. With their nostalgic pop, Juno synths, lush chorus guitars, and catchy melodies, the Indie Pop band from New Jersey has made a statement that their sound is here to stay.
Their debut album “Defender” released in 2020, set the tone to a new sound in the faith-based music scene. At the time the band decided to pioneer and become the first Christian Synthwave band to fully commit. Under this genre the band gained a solid fanbase and released two albums, Defender (2020) & The Voyager (2021). “Defender” has reached over 1 million streams on Spotify since January 2020 earning them a spot on the main stage at Creation Festival to open up for Hillsong Young & Free. The band has also charted in the top 5 songs on many radio stations in Central and South America showing their growing popularity both here, in the states, and internationally. In 2021 the band continues to grow and has opened for Lecrae, For King & Country, and Cain.
ØM-53 prepares to release their 3rd album called “Junior Year” which will be released as Side A and Side B. This album is an open letter from the perspective of 4 boys growing up in religious homes. The band explores different topics that growing up they believed they could not talk about. Songs like “It’s All Wrong” touch on the subject of prosperity preachers and a flawed church system. “April 1st” talks about believing that you can have it all together but realizing that the joke is on you. “Eewoo” is a description of anxiety and how even though your faith is real and your hope is real, here on earth some days just won’t be easy. ØM-53’s sound has shifted from Synthwave to, as the band says, “whatever we want.” The bands essence is filled with faith, synths, and retro sounds that will remind you of a simpler and better time.