Otep Talks Hydra, Hates On Lesser Blog


So, I don’t understand Otep’s appeal, but I accept that people dig her and think it’s righteous she’s an advocate for women’s and lesbian’s rights.

It is unfortunate none of us men will ever get to touch that banging body without having a medical degree of some sort, but I digress.

Otep has posted a bunch on her Facebook about Hydra, her album which drops January 22.

“Looking back… Creating this album was beautiful madness,” she writes. “I allowed the personality of the creature I’ve created to take hold. I can see with her eyes, double vision, the strength in my own, the terror and envy and hate with hers. I can taste her cold soul forming an armor around mine. She is me, or could be, if I allowed it, if I didn’t have art to release this demon of fire and iron from me. Hydra. Hydra. Hydra.”

She continued: “It’s a concept album about a girl corrupted by the world, corrugated by evil, ripped away from the golden, molten elixir of creativity, and abandoned on the placid, jagged rocks of a cruel and barbaric island where the rats poison themselves. This is a story of her personal alchemy of theophagy, revenge and righteousness. Her rise from the smoldering ash as a bruise that never heals transmuting, therianthropic, to the infinite, still-born messiah, a vigilante serial assassin, codename: Hydra.”

Otep says she wrote the album’s theme around a “series of short stories I’ve been working on for the past two years. I see a lot of myself in this character named Hydra. A woman who has been betrayed her entire life, who has no other way to express herself except through her art which in her case, unfortunately for some, happens to be serial assassination. She is the darkest part of me exposed on any album. It reminds me of [2004’s] House Of Secrets quite a bit in tone and the way the songs exist dependent upon each other. It’s theater of the mind, it’s a journey, a story.”

Meanwhile, she has also taken aim at ThePRP on Twitter, claiming the site’s run by “jackasses” and calls it “The Onion os Music News.”

No, Otep. That’s this site.

She called out the site’s visitors for being “homophobic” and calls the site “a place for haters, by haters.”

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