Thursday, 22 March 2018
New Music: Introducing - Odette
Have you ever had that experience where you hear a song for the first time and it grabs you so immediately that you want to devour every single lyric, every phrase, every pause until you’ve learned it and turned it inside out?
This happened to me this week with English born and Australian raised singer Odette’s Watch Me Read You. A beautifully poetic piece about her relationship with an uncommitted lover, it’s built from quick-fire spoken word and soulful singing with a subtle hook. It got to me straight away. The words are just so perfectly placed and positioned. Quoting a line doesn’t do it justice, it needs to be heard as a whole, but here I go anyway: “Watch me read you like words ripped right off the page, another ghost, another day of melancholy, UV rays, and heavy eye lids.” The way Odette delivers just makes it all work.
Already a radio and streaming hit in Australia, Odette (real name Georgia Sally Banks) followed Watch Me Read You with the soulful piano based song Collide, and whilst her name may not yet be so well known outside of her homeland, if her music gets the worldwide exposure it deserves there’s every chance that may change.
Odette plays the Slaughtered Lamb in London on the 22nd May 2018. Tickets are available by clicking here.
Odette - Watch Me Read You (Video)
Odette - Collide