Single: ODIE – “Faith”
The Canadian-Born, SoCal-Based Artist Shares the Second Single From the Upcoming Analogue Via Pigeons & Planes
Critical Praise for Odie:
“Odie’s sonic lineage is traceable, but the end result is distinctly unique: Not many twenty-somethings can rival his range, which encompasses everything from stunts and flexes to heavenly melodies” – Pigeons & Planes
“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
Effortlessly blending genres and captivating with his resonant vocals, Canadian artist ODIE carefully crafts the sound of the future. Returning with a new genre-bending single, ODIE stays positive on “Faith.” Kicking off with a propulsive ambient drone of an intro, “Faith” kicks into gear with snapping Afrobeat drums, with ODIE weaving his smooth and rhythmic vocals between the gaps in the beat. A subdued and danceable single that flaunts his influences, “Faith” finds ODIE removing himself from his worldly problems and emphasizing his faith in God and in his own talent. Premiered by Pigeons & Planes, who previously praised ODIE, saying “Odie’s sonic lineage is traceable, but the end result is distinctly unique: Not many twenty-somethings can rival his range, which encompasses everything from stunts and flexes to heavenly melodies,” “Faith” will appear on ODIE’s debut project Analogue, releasing 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 1 million plays on Spotify and featured prominently on the Mellow Bars playlist, and “Crescendo,” an innovative ballad with more than 764,000 plays on Spotify. In January, ODIE shared the gorgeous “Little Lies,” featured in a recent article by Pigeons & Planes. With the upcoming Analogue, the 21-year-old California-based ODIE will turn even more heads.
Check out the Pigeons & Planes premiere: https://pigeonsandplanes.com/music/2018/02/odie-faith-premiere // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGu70Ahr63I
“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