It’s not often a brand new artist will provide a song that makes you feel overwhelmingly nostalgic for a piece of music you haven’t heard before. Odina, the London based, Barcelona native has done just that.
‘I’ll Carry You’ is the final track taken from her debut EP, and the result of a bedroom recording project, which comes as a surprise given the grandiosity of the finished product. Her elegantly haunting voice creates an atmosphere of despairing reminiscence throughout the satisfying three minutes and fifty three second duration. Clever additions of vocoder tinged harmonies and well-arranged brass sections lift the disposition of the dynamic, suggesting light at the end of the tunnel towards the closing of this track.
A folk twang contours the vocals, both clean and vocoded, leading to apt comparisons of Joanna Newsom, Cat Power and Bon Iver. With these, there are more than enough references within the music to peak the interest of new listeners, and enough charm and warmth to convert them into devoted fans. We certainly have been.
Listen to ‘I’ll Carry You’ below: