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. The boys continue to grow playing all over the tri-state area, opening for acts like Newsboys, Colony House, Lecrae, For King and Country, and Cain.
ØM-53 released their 3rd album called "Junior Year Homecoming" as an open letter from the perspective of 4 boys growing up in religious homes. The band explores different topics that they believed they could not talk about growing up. 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. "Ghost Me" looks at how a lot of times our own worst enemy can be ourselves and how we wish we could "ghost" ourselves.
ØM-53's sound has shifted from Synthwave to, as the band says, "whatever we want." The band's essence is filled with faith, synths, and retro sounds that will remind you of a simpler and better time.