Otep Returns with Billie Eilish’s “You Should See Me In A Crown” Cover

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May 11, 2023

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Otep’s Comeback with a Heavier Cover

Otep makes a comeback after a five-year hiatus, releasing a heavier rendition of Billie Eilish’s 2018 hit single, “You Should See Me In A Crown.” This version maintains the original’s dark electronic essence while incorporating an intensified blend of breakdowns and screamed vocals.

Otep’s Interpretation of the Song

Otep shares her thoughts on the cover and the original song, stating, “To me, the song serves as a caution against cultural simplification, biased underestimation, and the unstable anti-Newtonian response of judging someone before recognizing their true power.

Upcoming Album Update

Regarding her upcoming album and follow-up to 2018’s Kult 45, Otep revealed in a Wired In The Empire interview last September that the project is gradually taking shape.

Otep: Biography and Discography


Otep Shamaya, known mononymously as Otep, is an American heavy metal singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to prominence as the lead vocalist and lyricist for the nu-metal band, Otep, which was formed in 2000. Since then, the band has released numerous albums and EPs, with themes that frequently touch upon social issues, politics, and personal experiences.


Otep’s discography consists of eight studio albums and one EP, released as follows:

  1. Sevas Tra (2002)
  2. House of Secrets (2004)
  3. The Ascension (2007)
  4. Smash the Control Machine (2009)
  5. Atavist (2011)
  6. Sounds Like Armageddon (Live) (2012)
  7. Hydra (2013)
  8. Generation Doom (2016)
  9. Kult 45 (2018)

“We’ve just finished mixing, and we’re about to go into mastering,” she said. “And then it’s really up to the label to decide when they’re gonna release it, what they’re gonna release, which single they’re gonna release. I have some say as to, you know, what I recommend, but ultimately it lies on them.

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