If the past is any indication, early September seems to be the time in which ODESZA albums are fully ripened for wide release. With the unofficial start of fall beginning after Labor Day, as the heat of summer simmers and the weather begins cooling off, its the perfect backdrop for ODESZA’s warm, sun-kissed aesthetic.
It also provides a pretty stable indicator for when the Seattle-based duo may be releasing their fourth full-length effort. After all, ODESZA did recently bring their two-year A Moment Apart tour to an end as the pair officially returned the studio. So a September 2020 release is not a far-off prediction by any stretch.
In the meantime, ODESZA diehards are constantly turning to the online fan forums in anticipation of the duo’s newly-reinvented sound. What better way to curb some of that suspense than turning back the hands of time to ODESZA’s In Return LP, which celebrates its fifth birthday today, and A Moment Apart, which turned two yesterday, September 8.
Both albums, released via Counter Records/Ninja Tune, were seminal moments in ODESZA’s burgeoning career. The two projects debuted at No. 1 on the US dance charts, with A Moment Apart earning two Grammy nominations in 2018. Both projects are also home to the duo’s most-charted hits, including “Sun Models,” “Say My Name,” “It’s Only,” and “All We Need” from In Return, along with “Meridian,” “Line Of Sight,” “Higher Ground,” and so many more off of A Moment Apart.
Featured photo: Tonje-Thilesen.