Oddnesse’s latest track, “Hot Air”, digs into psychedelic guitar licks, reverb swimming pools of distortion pedals and groovy basslines while speaking of patterns in the universe.
According to Rebeca, the song’s lyrics “contemplate dreams and death and our relationship with the Universe, conjuring fear and majesty, taking a playful approach to the unknown. Ultimately it’s a song about transformation and spiritual travel and vastness.”
This multifaceted creator and vocalist abstractly ties themes of mortality, the limits of time and matter through lyrical symbolisms of salamanders, Saturn, the origins of Satan and death, or simply the end that is “coming for you.”
Despite the morbidity of someone’s passing, and the wonder of what happens after… the song’s melody and composition emote an almost perky, upbeat disposition that calls listeners to observe these themes rather than resent them, or fear them even.
The writing is clean with a classic format of chord structure that utilizes nice contrasts of tension and release and is seamlessly mixed and crafted to bring the world this indiehead banger.
Stream “Hot Air” below.
Anjali Rose Kumar is a musician, videographer, and creative freak based in Brooklyn, NYC. Anjali is learning to cope with a self-imposed quarantine in NYC’s second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic by spending her hours recording music in her bedroom, watching her unemployment leave her bank account, and embarking on a newly revived love of writing. In fact, when Anjali was 10 years old she was convinced she would live her life as a writer, however, she would often confuse her teachers by making up her own vocabulary and therefore buried the interest for 15 years. Cheers to the new years ahead of us. You can find out more about Anjali here.