[HOT TAKE] Odesza Forsakes Authentic Roots For Cheap Thrills On Newest Track “Line of Sight”
Seattle based electronic duo, Odesza, have just released their first track in over a year and a half.
The track, named “Line of Sight,” features WYNNE and Mansionair. The duo’s last release, In Return, was warmly received by fans and critics alike, the kind of music that only grinch figures could hate on; it felt like just about everybody got down with what Odesza was putting out. Unfortunately, good things don’t always last and, in a rather unfortunate turn of events, the duo’s newest release of “Line of Sight” is a steep departure from their unique modus operandi when it comes to production.
Tracks on In Return were accessible to a wide range of listeners, but the production was inventive enough to be considered, dare I say, groundbreaking in the realm of EDM. Such is not the case on “Line of Sight,” where the duo forsakes the authentic sense of wonder that catapulted them to stardom for a more structurally simple, radio friendly tune that is the stylistic equivalent of a cheap thrill ride.
For a group whose sophomore ballad, In Return, was practically the staple summer anthem in 2015, it is disheartening to watch them make such a dramatic stylistic shift. For fans that have been waiting more than a year for the release it’s quite the let down, but the duo will likely gain a couple hundred thousand fans who are tired of listening to the latest Chainsmokers album on repeat.