Odesza Announces “A Moment Apart” + International Tour, Releases Two Tracks
Yesterday was a huge day for Odesza fans;
The Seattle devoted fan base has been waiting for an announcement of a new body of work since In Return, the band’s sophomore album, was released. It’s been almost three years since then, so fans have been hoping a big announcement, and that’s exactly what they got.
1. A Moment Apart, out September 8th
The band announced the release of their third album, a whopping sixteen tracks titled A Moment Apart, to be released on September 8th.
The official tracklist for the album, which includes features from the likes of Leon Bridges and Regina Spektor, was released as well:
02 A Moment Apart
03 Higher Ground [ft. Naomi Wild]
05 Line of Sight [ft. WYNNE and Mansionair]
06 Late Night
07 Across the Room [ft. Leon Bridges]
09 Everything at Your Feet [ft. The Chamanas]
10 Just a Memory [ft. Regina Spektor]
11 Divide [ft. Kelsey Bulkin]
12 Thin Floors and Tall Ceilings
13 La Ciudad
14 Falls [ft. Sasha Sloan]
15 Show Me
16 Corners of the Earth [ft. RY X]
2. An international tour
— ODESZA (@odesza) June 12, 2017
The boys have just a few festival performances left this summer, all culminating with a coveted headlining slot at hometown festival Bumbershoot! Thus will begin the A Moment Apart international tour, which spans across Western Europe, Australia/NZ, and returns to the states in late fall. This tour promises to incorporate brand new stage production and visuals.
Tickets to these shows are available here, and for those shows that are running a pre-sale today, the code APART may be used. Full tour dates:
06-23 Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest
06-25 Heber City, UT – Bonanza Campout
07-14 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
07-15 Birmingham, AL – Sloss Festival
07-22 Centre Hall, PA – Karoondinha Festival
09-03 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
09-14 Auckland, New Zealand – Great Hall <~
09-15 Melbourne, Australia – Forum <~
09-16 Sydney, Australia – Enmore Theatre <~
09-29 London, England – 02 Forum Kentish Town $
09-30 Paris, France – Elysee Monmarte $
10-03 Brussels, Belgium – AB Main Hall $
10-05 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso $
10-07 Berlin, Germany – Astra Kulturhaus $
10-20 Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center ^
10-21-22 Phoenix, AZ – Lost Lake Festival
10-24 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl ^&
10-26 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre ^&
11-03 Vancouver, British Columbia – PNE Forum ^@
11-08 Minneapolis, MN – Myth ^@
11-10 Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center ^@
11-11 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion ^!
11-14 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple ^!
11-17 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis ^!
11-21 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory ^!
12-15 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center !^
^ with Sofi Tukker
< with The Kite String Tangle
$ with Hayden James
~ with Running Touch
! with Louis Futon
& with Chet Porter
@ with Kasbo
3. Two new tracks
Challenging the old adage, it seems that when it comes to Odesza’s newest releases, good things come in twos. These two new tracks give us a clearer understanding of the direction in which the project is heading, although surprises are sure to follow.
“Meridian” hearkens back to the sounds of Summers Gone and In Return, with feverish, intricate percussion, all-encompassing synths, and unintelligible vocal cuts.
The second track, “Corners Of The Earth”, employs smooth, choral vocals from Australian singer-songwriter RY X. It’s reverent tone and tranquil orchestration set the tone for a song about setting intentions of love. This song has a more distinctly new sound to it and might serve as an indication of more new material to come.
Now that we have the first tastes of A Moment Apart, one might sense a theme- especially when listening to songs like “Line Of Sight” and “Corners Of The Earth” side to side. There are definite themes of reunion, and of the realization of love. While initially, the album’s name intimates to the “moment” (more like one million moments) between album releases, something tells me there might be more to the story. Only time will tell.