ODESZA RELEASES THE the perfect soundtrack for the upcoming spring
ODESZA’s new single is released today and is called ‘Better Now (feat. MARO)’. On the cutting edge of emotion and euphoria, it is the perfect soundtrack for the upcoming spring. The track is a collaboration with Portuguese singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist MARO, whose exuberant choruses contrast nicely with the ambient soundscapes underlying the song, which in all their layering are indicative of ODESZA’s signature sound.
Listen to ‘Better Now (feat. MARO)’ here
“When we were just making this song, we tried out a huge number of collaborations and worked with numerous vocalists in different genres. Anything to find the right shape for this song, but for various reasons it never felt right,” the duo said of the creation of ‘Better Now’. “We are both big fans of MARO. When we sent her a handful of short demos and this very one struck a nerve with her, we knew she was going to do something special with it. If you really want to know what it’s about, you’d have to ask MARO herself. For us, ‘Better Now’ represents the realization that showing yourself to the outside world is always worth it.”
The single ‘Better Now (feat. MARO)’ is the first after ODESZA’s spectacular comeback earlier this year, with the single ‘The Last Goodbye’. This features the vocals of blues and soul singer Bettye LaVette. This first new track in four years was met with rave reviews and achieved 8 million streams worldwide in just the first week of release. Recently, the accompanying video also premiered, in which ODESZA performs to archival footage of LaVette.
Production duo ODESZA consists of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, who met in college in Washington. They built their name with the albums ‘Summer’s Gone’ (2012) and ‘In Return’ (2014). Their third album, ‘A Moment Apart’ (2017) was the big breakthrough, earning multiple GRAMMY nominations and high hit records worldwide. The producer duo performed in leading venues, in the Netherlands they were tastemakers at ADE, among others, and performed in Paradiso, TivoliVredenburg and AFAS Live. ODESZA has also made it to the top of the festival scene, from Coachella to Down The Rabbit Hole, everywhere the duo got the crowds moving with a sophisticated mix of electronica, live music and visuals. Their “A Moments Apart” tour reached 2.85 million fans worldwide. As a writing, remixing and producing team, ODESZA collaborated with Little Dragon, Leon Bridges, Regina Spektor, SIA, Charli XCX, Hayden James and Zhu among others and formed the project BRONSON with Australian Tom Stell (Golden Features). ODESZA’s entire discography has been streamed a total of 4.8 billion times.
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