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Written byTorsten du Toit

Step into Odelet’s Old School Hip-Hop influenced R&B soundscape with ‘Eclectic’

Odelet releases her first single – Eclectic – for her upcoming album, titled ‘Pisces Pie’, set to release on the 11th of May. Eclectic is a smooth R&B track infused with Old-School Hip-Hop that creates a backdrop for Odelet’s unique and angelic voice, making for the perfect addition to my song rotation when I’m listening to artists like Portishead and Tricky and am looking for a laidback vibe. This atmosphere feels innovative in the genres it draws from, with airy piano notes and background vocalisation that compliment the backing bassline and dialled-back drum patterns.

Hailing from California, Detroit-born Odelet is preparing for ‘Pisces Pie’ by dropping pre-release singles for the project as well as an EP titled ‘Odelet’s Hufflepuff’, arriving on April 20. Following the successful unveiling of the 2022 project, by the name of ‘The Angels Album’, this spring will mark the release of the second project from Odelet and her ‘Everlasting Tape’ production company. According to Odelet, ‘Pisces Pie’ is an 11-song ode to classic Hip-Hop production, and to siren singers.

“When it comes to my vocals, I just hear what I hear… something about it can feel like jazz… but in terms of production, this album was definitely inspired by my love of old school Hip-Hop.” – Odelet

Odelet has an aptitude for singing and composing and began performing her music while attending Portland State University for Visual Art. Shortly later she recorded her first record, a 19-song avant-garde exercise in minimalism titled ‘Experiment’ which featured her playing all the instrumentation and performing her own intricate harmony arrangements. In 2022 she co-founded a production company called ‘Everlasting Tape’ to produce her first full band production, ‘The Angels Album’. 

This record inducted Odelet into the world of Soul and R&B, genres that had been close to her heart since her childhood in Detroit. She accompanied this release with an experimental form of music visual, which to date has been selected for screening in more than 50 film festivals internationally and won numerous awards. Check out ‘Eclectic’ on all streaming platforms, out now.

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