"I haven’t had the easiest life, my parents are first generation immigrants from Nigeria and my dad had to go through a ton of shit to get to this country," Odie told us. "He train-hopped all through Europe to get to this country. We are the definition of the American dream, being able to come from Nigeria, and my parents being able to work hard enough to have me in Canada. There were troubles, struggles, but I've been through them and now I'm just being Odie, trying to have one point in time I can actually feel happy, feel like I've earned something."
With a project called Analogue on the way, the currently West Coast-based artist is showing his versatility and unique sound with each single. A couple of weeks ago we heard "Little Lies," a delicately floating pop song that flipped the script with a slow motion second half. Today, we have "Faith," an uplifting song that's part deep house, part Afrobeats, and totally hypnotic.
"Some days I'm hopeless, others I'm invincible," Odie says. "With this song I wanted to capture the latter feeling. 'Faith' is me down to my roots, with all the energy and conviction in the world."