Reviving Pop-Punk with Passion: OddLisT Talks ‘Undisputed’

Listen up all you fans of pop-punk because OddLisT is going to give you a nice little trip back to the days of Blink-182 and Sum 41 with his new single “Undisputed. ”

But do not think that this is a simple direct continuation of the classics. “Undisputed” thrashes away with the intensity and defiance that first captured our attention in the noughties but marinated in 2021 with perfect production by Nick Giaimo and Ryan Schumer. With Horner’s resonant voice tugging at the emotions, the lyrics are the perfect accompaniment to feel like you’re back in a carefree summer, singing about being 16 again.

Recently, we sat down with the man behind the Pop-Punk Revival show himself to talk about what drives him – from the musical influences that inspired this sizzling rebirth to the workmanship that led to the creation of “Undisputed”. OddLisT takes the curtain off his journey through the industry and where he would like to take this throw-back sound next. Prepare yourself for the rebirth of the spirit of pop-punk that has never died out in the first place.

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What is your stage name

Is there a story behind your stage name?
I am strange and I appreciate everything odd. My music is just that a list of odd songs

Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere. Anything can be inspiring. If it give me emotion I’ll probably use it at some point. I like to tell a story.

What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
Pretty much the same as it is now. Therapy for the soul. Got me through so much. That’s why I started writing. To connect with others.

Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Not really. I’m kind of the “odd” one out

Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
Blink182. I’m sure it shows… but their music is what changed and shaped who I am musically.

How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
By ear. And just doing it over and over and over again. I still have soo much to improve

What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
Blink182, greenday, and Jimmy eat world. Best show ever!

How could you describe your music?
That’s not easy, I write so many different styles. I think I would say it is possible for anyone to find one of my songs they like..

Describe your creative process.
Drums first, then guitars, then bass, and finally vocals.
I tend to work days on the music in a row until it’s there. Then I could take weeks or months writing the lyrics. Then longer after I decide if I like it or want to change it.

What is your main inspiration?
The chance that someone will tell me that my music helped them in some way get through or enhance some part of their life. It’s all about the connections made.

What musician do you admire most and why?
Mark Hoppus. He is always doing something and writing. No matter what, he found a way to keep blink going. He has had so many things that could have kept him down, but he didn’t stop.

Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
It will never stop evolving.
I dont know if what I’m doing could be considered a career yet haha.

Who do you see as your main competitor?
No one, im not trying to compete with anyone. I’m just doing me.

What are your interests outside of music?
My family first and foremost. I am a maintenance man by day. I love yo tinker and fix things, make things.. I like motorcycles and cars and movies!

If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
What I am doing by day.. maintenance/fixing/repairs

What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
The industry changing… its so hard to get played with as saturated as the scene is now

If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Labels now want you to do everything and have a massive following before they will even look at you. I would like to see less studio magic and more authentic artists. I like the ones that you can see the potential to grow with their fans

Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
It’s about never giving up. Getting knocked down over and over again in life and in music. Music is so subjective you have to have a thick skin. Im undisputed at getting back in the saddle

What are your plans for the coming months?

I am already working on 2 new releases. Then an album release of the past 7 songs!

Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
My co producer is Nick Giaimo, and Ryan Schumer was the mastering engineer on this song. I really like them and hope to continue working with them

What message would you like to give to your fans?
Don’t you ever give up! Become undisputed!

Mister Styx
Mister Styx
My name is Mister Styx and I'm a music blogger and an HVAC Engineer. I'm passionate about all kinds of music, from rock to hip-hop, Jazz, and Reggae as a matter of fact I am always eager to hear new sounds as music has no barrier, and I'm always looking for new sounds to explore. Hop on lets go fetch for some new sounds!

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