Beginning life as a studio collaboration between musician Rebeca Arango and producer Grey Goon, Oddnesse is the shared a vision for infectious beautiful music with a dark, heavy groove from two east-coast expats based in Los Angeles.
Oddnesse introduced themselves to us with hypnotic, mellow and colourful single ‘Are You Down’, and the pair are back with another beguiling beauty in the shape of ‘I Used To’. It is a dreamy slice of indie-pop inspired by Utah, White Snake, and Broken Social Scene. ‘I Used To’ is utterly gorgeous. Opening with a slow-burning organ hum, terrific low-key guitar work and heart-strung rhythms, all overwhelmingly imbued with emotion. But it is with the arrival of Arango’s voice that seals the deal, leaving you powerless and awestruck. Sensationally lush and warm, her vocals will cause a simultaneous feeling of melancholic heartache and hopeful optimism. Oddnesse have a real knack for lush, warm sounds, comprised of intricate, layered grooves with catchy melodies and dreamy vocals to top of the hazy dreaminess.
Based on what we’ve heard so far – ‘Are You Down’ & ‘I Used To’ – what’s next for Oddnesse is definitely worth keeping an eye out for.
Listen to ‘I Used To’ below – it is quite simply superb.