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Relentless Beat of the Week: ODESZA – ‘The Last Goodbye’

Breaking news—ODESZA is back! While fans enjoyed their 2020 album BRONSON, titled after the joint alias with Golden Features, “The Last Goodbye” is the first solo project from ODESZA since their 2017 album A Moment Apart. The track title seems to imply an ending, but we feel this is just the beginning of an exciting year for the duo. A moment this big is deserving of its own title: Relentless Beat of the Week! Listen to “The Last Goodbye” below.

“The Last Goodbye” features a prominent sample from Bettye LaVette’s “Let Me Down Easy.” Of the track, they’ve said,

This song was born out of the concept of trying to bring these lasting, defining musical pieces like the 1965 release of ‘Let Me Down Easy’ by Bettye LaVette into a modern and contemporary electronic setting. The idea of bringing two worlds together, that at first seem distant, has always been something we’ve been drawn to. It was an absolute honor to be able to work with Bettye’s voice over the course of writing the track. She’s able to convey emotion with her vocal work unlike any other. To date, this has been one of the more fulfilling songs we’ve had the chance to work on as artists. We hope everyone who listens enjoys the track as much as we did making it.


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Credits: Pitchfork

Photo: Tonje Thilesen

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