GRAMMY-nominated duo ODESZA drops their new single, ‘Behind the Sun’, ahead of their upcoming album The Last Goodbye, out July 22.
‘Behind the Sun’, the new hypnotic track by dance duo ODESZA, features vocal samples from Iranian singer Simin Ghanem paired with their skillful percussive elements.
The pair comments,
“While digging through old records we came across a song by the legendary Iranian singer, Simin Ghanem. It was such a beautifully haunting vocal that we couldn’t really get it out of our heads. Slowly we started to build these symphonic elements around her and piece by piece it started to become this big anthemic track. We wanted to incorporated pieces of live drumming in a new way and ended up running various snare drum elements through a resonator and modulating them to each hit. Overall we really love how this song came together, bringing the past into the present is something we find really exciting and inspiring.”
The track follows TikTok hit ‘Love Letter (feat. The Knocks)’ released earlier this year.
ODESZA, consisting of members Harrison Mills and Clayton
The upcoming album, also titled The Last Goodbye, is set to be the duo’s most ambitious album to date. The record is described as “a sweeping sonic experience that speaks to themes of connection, reminiscence, and the impact we impart on one another.”
The Last Goodbye Tracklisting
1. This Version Of You (feat. Julianna Barwick)
2. Wide Awake (feat. Charlie Houston)
3. Love Letter (feat. The Knocks)
4. Behind The Sun
5. Forgive Me (feat. Izzy Bizu)
6. North Garden
7. Better Now (feat. MARO)
8. The Last Goodbye (feat. Bettye LaVette)
9. All My Life
10. Equal (feat. Låpsley)
11. Healing Grid
12. I Can’t Sleep
13. Light Of Day (feat. Ólafur Arnalds)
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