20 year old Sydney based singer songwriter Odette returns with new single COLLIDE, the follow up to her spectacular debut single WATCH ME READ YOU.
Co-written with Charlie Hugall (Florence and the Machine / Halsey / Låpsley), COLLIDE is a stunningly simple piano driven song with a mesmerising rhythm, once again exhibiting Odette’s masterful use of language and dramatic vocal delivery. The accompanying video was shot in Melbourne by Claudia Dalimore (Her Sound, Her Story / 360). View HERE.
Discussing the single, Odette says, “This song was written around the same time as Watch Me Read You. It’s a very personal song written for someone I was involved with at the time. It’s about a yearning for a connection that ultimately doesn’t exist.
I had some songs prepared for a studio session but the night before I couldn’t shake this intense feeling. So I stayed up really late and ended up writing Collide on my Grandad’s little keyboard, in a tiny apartment in Fulham where I was staying with my dad. I brought it into the studio the next day and Charlie and I workshopped it and brought it to life. Initially it was just a big cluster of my emotions at the time but I’m really happy with the way it’s turned out!”
As an introduction to Odette, WATCH ME READ YOU has impacted with 1.5 million streams on Spotify and more than 350,000 monthly listeners, along with #1 on the Spotify Viral Chart (Australia). It peaked at #80 on iTunes, has received 42,000 Shazams to date and was added to full rotation on triple j and FBi.
Praise for WATCH ME READ YOU:
“This is one to watch I reckon” Zan Rowe, triple j Mornings
“Sometimes you hear a song and it just stops you and you go who wrote this? I need to know everything about them” Linda Marigliano, triple j Good Nights
“She captivates with her indie-pop creations and has displayed great potential as one of the country’s best new pop artists moving forward.” AU Review
Odette will head out on the road in February 2018 for shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Alongside WATCH ME READ YOU and COLLIDE, Odette and her band will be presenting other cuts from her forthcoming album. Her debut live performance at Big Sound, Australia’s premier showcase event for new talent, in September attracted high praise with Red Bull and Forte Magazine placing her in their Top 10 Artists to Watch. These shows, her first as a headline act will provide the perfect intimate atmosphere to get acquainted with Odette and her amazing music.
Odette – Live Dates 2017/2018
Saturday 18 November The Plot 2017, Sydney
Thursday 8 February Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
Thursday 15 February The Gasometer (upstairs), Melbourne
Saturday 10 March Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo w/ Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday 16 March Twilight At Taronga, Sydney w/ Kate Miller-Heidke