Born in Toronto to Nigerian parents, ODIE is seeing a huge boost in his career thanks to the increasing popularity of his debut project Analogue. The project, released back in April stands as one of my favorites of the year, with “Bliss City,” “North Face” & “Story” standing as my favorites.
In an interview with Pigeons and Planes early this year ODIE alluded to some of the artists that influenced the music he creates now:
There’s this Fela Kuti song, “Shakara.” My dad used to play that a lot. And “Sweet Mother.” Every Mothers Day. Every Nigerian knows that song.
He’s not lying either, to receive your Nigerian certification card “Sweet Mother” is one of the tracks you just have to know.
In addition to these tracks he also pointed named Michael Jackson, Usher’s Confessions, Coldplay’s “Talk” & Dan Black & Kid Cudi’s “Symphonies!” as music that was influential to him in his youth.
Making his return seven months after the release of Analogue, ODIE dropped off “No Signs.” The song is set to appear on the LVRN-produced soundtrack of the FOX documentary They Fight which is produced by Common. The film portrays the real-life story of two young boxers, Ragahleak “Peanut” Bartee and Quincey Williams, in Washington D.C.’s Lyfe Style Boxing program.
While the film debuted on FOX last night (Nov. 11), the entire soundtrack has yet to be released, but it is set to feature original songs by 6LACK, Boogie, Octavian & more.
With all that being said, please welcome ODIE to the DopeHouse and hit play on “No Signs” and Analogue below.