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Oddnesse

Introducing the latest single from Oddnesse; press photo courtesy of the artist.

Introducing the latest single from Oddnesse; press photo courtesy of the artist.

Oddnesse recently shared the dream-driven single “Somewhere Somehow” at the end of 2016 & today presents a debut listen to “Incoming Call” that entertains the arriving signals of newfound sentiments. Channeling the anticipation of waiting for that phone call to ring from another world; Oddnesse’s new single is structured after the sneaker-gazers of yesterday who textured their daydreams in the most ethereal of audio tapestries that refuse to be dated or confined to the crystallized pantheon of anachronistic heroes & idols of extreme influence.

“Incoming Call” collages together an array of chords that make for a network of crossed wires & connections that channel every which way to make for an array of alluring frequencies that blur the fidelity between the sounds of today, tomorrow & yesterday. Oddnesse begins & ends the action with the surreal & sensational narrative of, “Crazy as it seems I need to put you on hold, I’m getting a call from another world. Will you wait for me? I don’t know what it’s about but they’re looking for me…” From beneath the richness of the chords that comfort like a warm, winter fleece jacket Oddnesse paints a portrait of herself as living between parallel worlds missed & mixed connected calls further the complications of the events that arise from idle phone chatter, to late night conversations beneath the illumination of a midnight moon. “Incoming Call” is a stunning single to arrive in 2017 where the brilliant arrangement of dazzling electric-strings paint a place & time that exists as if the underground of daydream believers never exceeded beyond the long haired curtains of 1992. Witness now for yourselves:

Oddnesse presented us with the following exclusive introduction to her new single, “Incoming Call”:

This song is my anthem for introverts (and especially my fellow INFJs). It speaks to a feeling of needing to put the mundanity of real life on hold in order to carve out some space for yourself to be still and create, because it all moves too fast, is too incessant and frankly, rather uninteresting.

I was always one of those kids who preferred to stay in my room and draw or make songs or play computer games versus go out and spend time with people (and an only child to boot). In my recent adulthood I’ve actually developed, beyond acceptance, a reverence for that secluded, inward-focused nature. I’ve found that it’s not really about me, because I believe in the collective consciousness.

That’s where the song gets mystical. My hunch is that ideas are not generated in our synapses but channeled through them. There’s no greater high or love I experience than receiving a beautiful melody, and bringing it into the material plane. I feel total peace and accomplishment, regardless of what happens to the creation now that it’s beyond me (and it’s best not to be too attached).

The second verse is about being committed to the process. Most of the time your relationship with the flow of inspiration is hazy, distant and imprecise, but you can still sense its presence and if you have faith in it, you will continue to show up for it. The goal is not deliverance or immortality or bliss but simply strengthening your capacity to hear those messages—fine-tuning your antenna.

Listen to more via Oddnesse’s website.

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