Single: ODIE – “Night Terrific!” ft. Yaqob
Ahead of Embarking on a Canadian Tour with Aminé, ODIE Further Refines His Sound with a Highlight from the Upcoming Analogue Project
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
“Odie’s voice is just sooo good and his songwriting is as enjoyable. He has a smooth falsetto that compliments moments of his deeper singing voice in the best way as he puts his talents on full display.” – This Song Is Sick
“Is it possible for ODIE to make a bad song? You know what, forget it. I’ll answer it for you. No. No, it is not.” – Earmilk
Pioneering an ethereal style that exists in the space between hip-hop, R&B, pop, and Afrobeat, the 21-year-old ODIE demands an arena-sized audience for his music. Forming an infectious single out of an airy soundscape, ODIE doesn’t worry about a thing on his latest single “Night Terrific!” Bursting with creativity and musical invention, “Night Terrific!” melds whirring and transient synths with deep bass and scattershot drums, as ODIE shows off his soft vocals and percussive rhyming style. Premiered by Vibe, “Night Terrific!” is the latest track from Analogue, ODIE’s upcoming debut album, a diverse and warm listening experience, equally suited to background listening or headphones absorption. Distributed by EMPIRE, Analogue releases on April 6th.
Born and raised in Toronto to a family of Nigerian immigrants, ODIE springs from a diverse musical background. 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 815k plays on Spotify. In January, ODIE shared Analogue‘s lead single, the gorgeous “Little Lies,” listed on Apple Music‘s Vibesplaylist and featured in a recent article by Pigeons & Planes, and re-teamed with P&P to premiere “Faith, a propulsive single that mixes ambient, Afrobeat, and hip-hop and was recently added to Pitchfork’s What’s Good playlist on Spotify and Apple Music. Most recently, This Song Is Sick premiered “North Face,” featured on OVO Sound Radio, an effortless-sounding jam for a lazy Sunday, which EARMILK praised, asking “Is it possible for ODIE to make a bad song? You know what, forget it. I’ll answer it for you. No. No, it is not.” Tomorrow, ODIE kicks off a series of dates opening for Aminé, who tapped the young artist for the Canadian dates of his TourForYou, spanning from March 24th-March 28th.
Listen to “Night Terrific!”: https://soundcloud.com/odiexyz/night-terrific-feat-yaqob
Check out the Vibe premiere: https://www.vibe.com/2018/03/odie-new-song-night-terrific/
Pre-order Analogue: https://empire.lnk.to/ANALOGUE
See ODIE live on Aminé’s TourForYou: http://clubbanana.com/
“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. 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.
“Night Terrific!”: https://soundcloud.com/odiexyz/night-terrific-feat-yaqob
“Trance Dance”: https://soundcloud.com/odiexyz/trance-dance