Ollie Wride is not synthwave. He's an experience. The over the top showman and frontman for the wildly popular FM-84 has finally broke out with his first solo album that's been two years in the making.
While easily giving some of the best performances in synthwave history, offstage Ollie seems more humble than anything. He's an artist that truly feels appreciative of his fans.
I had the pleasure to speak with him about touring as FM-84, his influences, and of course, what's in store for his debut album. The interview can be found below.
In celebration of the release of his debut solo album we will be also be working with the Reddit Outrun community to set up an AMA that will take place Monday July 22nd. AMAs (short for Ask me Anything) are a great way to allow for fans to really connect with their artists. It's a forum style event where questions can be asked and answered by the artists. The Ollie Wride AMA will last all week next week but we recommend you try to get your questions in early.
It's an Ollie Wride week so make sure you get ready for the ride. Pick up your copy of his debut album Thanks in Advance today on Bandcamp.