Single: ODIE – “Little Lies”
The Toronto-Born and California-Based Singer Shares the Adventurous Lead Single From His Upcoming Album Analogue
Critical Praise for Odie:
“At just 19 years old, Toronto-born producer and artist Odie is transforming the contemporary sound of hip-hop. Not bound by genre, Odie experiments with traditional hip-hop, jazz, soul, alternative rock and afrobeat.” – Okayafrica
“Although he’s now based in the Bay Area, Odie’s ‘Catch Up’ can’t be tied down to a specific region and sounds like a bit of everything. Impressive and complex lyrics, alternative rock undertones, a killer bassline, and hymnal-like hummings captivate our ears as Odie puts it all on the line for a lover throughout the 4-minute soundscape.” – REHAB
“Odie blesses us with the most bone chilling of soul cuts, that gives us goosebumps on even the finest of summer days” – Earmilk
Concocting a goosebumps-inducing hybrid of hip-hop, jazz, soul, and electronic, Canadian artist ODIE is a game-changing talent. Strumming an acoustic guitar and inhabiting a cavernous sonic landscape, ODIE shows off his pipes on “Little Lies,” his latest single. Reaching skyward with his vocal hums and rippling electric guitar, ODIE tells a moving love song, encouraging an unnamed other to love a mystery woman with all his heart, perhaps a woman ODIE loved in the past: “Look up, look up, look up, the sky is falling/She’s falling/For you.” “Little Lies” is a devastatingly pretty and wildly ambitious track, switching gears in the middle of its runtime into a chopped-and-screwed version of the first verse. “Little Lies” will appear on Analogue, ODIE’s debut project, arriving this spring.
Born and raised in Toronto to a family of Nigerian immigrants, ODIE springs from a diverse musical background. Equally inspired by three different artists, ODIE combines Fela Kuti’s rhythm and energy, with Coldplay’s atmospheric sounds and Kid CuDi’s palpable conviction. In 2017, ODIE’s inimitable sound started to make waves around the industry, releasing singles such as “Trance Dance,” which has over 874,000 plays on Spotify and featured prominently on the Mellow Bars playlist, and “Crescendo,” an innovative ballad with 726,000 plays on Spotify. With the upcoming Analogue, the 21-year-old California-based ODIE will turn even more heads.
Listen to “Little Lies”: https://soundcloud.com/odiexyz/little-lies // https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/little-lies-single/1325835422
“I see myself as an analogue artist in a digital age,” says ODIE. The 21-year-old creative carries himself differently than most of today’s musicians. Seemingly any time he releases new music, he achieves well over 500,000 plays on Soundcloud or Spotify. In just a short span of going public with his art, the Toronto-raised, and California-based vocalist/producer has released only a handful of songs. He has just one selectively circulated video and largely refrains from social media. However all of this is set to change. After just seven songs released to the public (including 2017’s “Trance Dance”), ODIE readies his debut project. “It’s sort of my coming of age story,” he notes. “2018 is the year where my fans will be fully introduced to who I am as an artist and as a human, flaws and all. In the past, I’ve just given glimpses.” Now, listeners new and familiar will get “the most evolved” version of the artist with the captivating voice and versatile songs built on rhythm, melody, and universal songwriting. The project will evolve in real-time and colorful sounds, just like the story behind this mysterious and refreshing musician.
“Trance Dance”: https://soundcloud.com/odiexyz/trance-dance