Interview with Our Lady Peace & Concert Photo’s
Sofa King Cool caught up with Our Lady Peace and we talked about the new album “Somethingness”, Adapting to the changes in music, coming up from the grunge era, The New Music Video, playing for 24 years, and what is next for the band
Our Lady Peace (sometimes shortened to OLP) is a Canadian rock band formed in Toronto, Ontario in 1992. Headed by lead vocalist Raine Maida since its formation, the band additionally consists of Duncan Coutts on bass, Steve Mazur as lead guitarist, and Jason Pierce on drums. The band has sold millions of albums worldwide, won four Juno Awards, and won ten MuchMusic Video Awards — the most MMVAs ever awarded to any artist or group. Our Lady Peace is one of Canada’s most popular bands and is also one of the few Canadian rock acts that managed to achieve success in both the 1990s and 2000s.
The band’s earlier albums are often praised for their unique sound and style, with lead singer Maida being called “erratic” and “truly unrivaled” as a vocalist. Their fifth album, Gravity (2002), is sometimes noted to have been a “radical departure” from this distinctive style. Lead singer Maida has confirmed the difference, calling Gravity “vastly different” from their previous records. The coincidental 2001 departures of both co-founding member Mike Turner and longtime-producer Arnold Lanni, in combination with influence from producer Bob Rock are sometimes credited as main factors in the style evolution.
They have released nine studio albums, one live album, and two compilation albums to date, with their 1997 album Clumsy often being considered their signature and most widely recognized work. Our Lady Peace enjoyed many hit singles, ranging from “Starseed” in 1994 to “Somewhere Out There” in 2002. Their latest studio album, Somethingness, was released on February 23, 2018.