Celebrated electronic duo ODESZA (Harrison Mills, Clayton Knight) have rushed out the release of new single “Higher Ground (feat. Naomi Wild)” after it was leaked. The song is off their highly anticipated third album, ‘A Moment Apart’, to be released September 8th on Counter Records (Ninja Tune imprint). The track shows off the ODESZA signature of dynamic chord progressions that open into sweeping cinematic soundscapes, punctuated by ecstatic, thumping percussion.
“‘Higher Ground’ came together in a special way for us,” say Mills and Knight. “We were on a writing trip out in Lake Chelan, WA when we first heard Naomi’s voice. We started adding rhythm and chords and everything just fell into place. It was one of those rare moments where the song felt like it wrote itself. This is one of our favorite tracks off the album and we’re excited to share it with you.”
Regarding the early release, Mills and Knight add, “We saw the song leaked yesterday, so we chose to release it as quickly as possible and let everyone hear it.”
‘A Moment Apart’ represents ODESZA’s growth, delivering a more mature sound through weighted atmospheres, shimmering synth lines and familiar feelings of nostalgia, optimism and hope. Vocal performances include Leon Bridges, Regina Spektor and RY X, creating an eclectic mix and showcasing the dynamic range ODESZA is known for.
ODESZA are about to embark on a world tour (full dates below – including 9 sold out dates and multiple nights added in some cities), headlining their biggest venues to date, including STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Tickets are available at http://odesza.com.