After a four-year hiatus ODESZA are returning to us this week with a glorious new single called ‘The Last Goodbye’ featuring acclaimed blues/soul singer Bettye LaVette, which is in-fact a deconstruction of Bettye’s 1965 single ‘Let Me Down Easy’.
“This song was born out of the concept of trying to bring these lasting, defining musical pieces like the 1965 release of ‘Let Me Down Easy’ by Bettye LaVette into a modern and contemporary electronic setting. The idea of bringing two worlds together, that at first seem distant, has always been something we’ve been drawn to. It was an absolute honour to be able to work with Bettye’s voice over the course of writing the track. She’s able to convey emotion with her vocal work unlike any other. To date, this has been one of the more fulfilling songs we’ve had the chance to work on as artists. We hope everyone who listens enjoys the track as much as we did making it.”
I reckon we’ll be hearing more from ODESZA very soon and it will no doubt be game-changing.