Odesza Releases Two New Singles, Closes 3 Year Gap in Release Time
Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, the biological names behind “Odesza” thrilled fans via the announcement of forthcoming new music, the news delivered to the producers’ following via a Facebook post mere days ago.
Odesza accordingly followed the post with the release of “Line of Sight,” the first single to be released by the duo in three years, 2014’s “In Return” the last single to be dropped by the “Sun Models” masterminds. Featuring WYNNE and Mansionair, Line of Sight provided an affirmation to a lingering question: would the new music be worth the considerable wait?
A denotation of a shift in sound no doubt the credit to the musicians’ growth both as artists and as people, Line of Sight surprised OG Odesza fans in its embracement of a future bass sound, the alias previously recognized for an indietronica/chillwave aesthetic. Mills acknowledged the group’s alteration of sound: “We’ve spent the past couple years constantly re-working our sound.”
As new and old listeners alike absorbed and reacted to the new track, Odesza surprised its audience with another single, “Late Night,” a number defined by its groovy vocal and guitar elements.
Odesza asserts that a change in style is a healthy indication of progression, the duo’s departure from their 2014 and earlier sound a welcome update that can only fortunately foreshadow what remains to come on their third album.