A triumphant follow up to her highly acclaimed debut record, 2018’s To A Stranger, the songs on her album Herald leave no subjective stone unturned. Love, heartbreak, grief, anger, self-analysis, accountability—you name it, it’s on there.
There’s an undeniable youthfulness to the record, not in a naïve sense, but in the urgency and fervent fury of its delivery. Odette’s unique brand of experimental pop reaches new heights here—theatrical, expansive, and at times so dramatic and surreal it borders on satirical.
“I used to view this record as quite a dramatic statement and now I listen back and it’s almost satirical how dramatic some of these songs are because I don’t view life at all like I used to.”
Odette burst on to the scene in 2017 with ‘Watch Me Read You’, an epic ballad about the complexities of processing trauma, the single landing at No. 56 on triple j’s Hottest 100 and achieving Gold ARIA accreditation.
Follow up singles ‘Collide’, ‘Take It To The Heart’ and ‘Lights Out’ all reached Gold status whilst her debut album To A Stranger debuted at No. 13 on the ARIA Album Chart and earned Odette two ARIA Awards nominations in 2018 including Breakthrough Artist.
With over 55 million streams, two sold out national headline tours, Falls Festival, SXSW, and a headline Europe and UK tour under her belt, Odette is looking forward to the release of her transcendental new record and 2021 being her biggest year yet.