ODIE by Holly McCandless-Desmond


What the press is saying about ODIE:

“Somewhere in between the musical spaces of hip-hop, R&B, pop, and Afrobeat exists the sound of ODIE, a genre-bending artist whose musical experiments have separated him from his peers.”Billboard

“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

Celebrating a milestone in his musical journey, ODIE releases his new project, N.F.A. DEMOStoday, marking six years since his emergence onto the scene. Aptly titled “No Future Ambition,” a term resonating with Nigerian culture to describe rebellious spirits, the EP marks the re-launch of his promising career, poised to captivate with its unparalleled authenticity and innovation. Following the unveiling, ODIE is set to give four intimate performances in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, and London at the end of this month. Tickets go on sale at 10AM PST and can be found HERE.

Recognized for his breakthrough debut album Analogue in 2018, ODIE received widespread acclaim for seamlessly blending elements of afrobeat, R&B, and hip-hop. The 10-track LP showcased ODIE’s signature ethereal vocals, establishing him as a visionary artist with boundless creative potential. Notable tracks like “Little Lies” and RIAA Certified Gold song “North Face” from the album have garnered over 500 million streams worldwide.

Growing up between Montreal, Toronto, and the Bay Area, ODIE’s diverse musical influences mirror his nomadic upbringing. From Fela Kuti to Usher, his eclectic taste in music shaped his artistic vision. During a recording session in his senior year of high school, ODIE committed himself to pursuing music professionally. Inspired by Kid Cudi, he embarked on a journey of self-discovery, embracing alternative styles with confidence and conviction.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

4/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge
5/2 – New York, NY @ Baby’s All Right
5/3 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
5/7 – London, UK @ The Courtyard Theatre

EP artwork

April 5, 2024

1. Drums
2. Where Do We Go?
3. All A Dream
4. Utopia


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