The stench of the city is the new single from Ex-Otago (out January 11th).
In the wake of the previous songs The end, With you And Panic WorldThe stench of the city it is the piece that is added to that mosaic world that the Otaghis ardently continue to tell.
In a climate of general crisis, where even love sometimes cannot resist (Where are you?/I have to tell you something/What are you doing?/I’m thinking about you another time) the intense ballad in full Otago style explores with intimacy lightness the desperate search for a sense of belonging in “this stupid city full of things to do”, a city constantly evolving and often hostile towards its inhabitants.
In a context marked by high rents and urban transformation – factors that put the human dimension of community living at risk – the metropolis creates sterile scenarios that many citizens are forced to face on a daily basis.
This tireless search finds its conclusion in a house, a fabric of feelings, people and relationships, a refuge even “on this black afternoon”, a place both internal and physical where one can give shape to one’s life.
Cities seem to want to change their face. From places for people they are transforming into purely economic centers. Business and mass tourism are taking up more and more space in the city fabric to the detriment of sociality, solidarity and non-mainstream culture. Genoa is in this metamorphosis, which we don’t like and which is silently changing the landscape of our lives. This is a slow Otago dedicated to those lost in the city. – say the Ex-Otagos
JULY 12, 2024 | Genoa @ Arena del Mare
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