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Zyra Assists "Seattle Sounders," ODESZA with "Say My Name"

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Gabby Espinet

DeAndre Yedlin: It’s no secret that the 2014 newcomer and outstanding soccer player gained recognition when he first stepped onto the field this summer during the World Cup.  However, it’s important to note that before all the fame and fortune hit him, he played for the Seattle Sounders. Before you stop reading because you have no idea how this is relevant, hear me out.  I started thinking about his accomplishments and it hit me, Yedlin isn’t the only Seattle Sounder in town.  In fact, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, the fine minded individuals behind ODESZA have claimed that title.  I mean, how could they not?!  Have you listened to “Say My Name”?  If not, I can help you out with that.

ODESZA - Say My Name (feat. Zyra)

Let me just give you the play on how their rise came to be...considering they’ve been around for a solid 2 years now.  If I recall correctly, they dropped their debut album, Summer’s Gone in 2012 and the feedback was phenomenal.  I kid you not when I tell you the group took over the electronic music community.  The chill waved - charged couple would not stop there.  2013 was their follow-up, it was the year they graced the world with their first EP, My Friends Never Die.

….Fast forward to this year…


It’s 2014 and mark my words, this is the year the musically empowered “Seattle Sounders” will carve their own lane of success to electronic stardom. The day they dropped “Sun Model’s” was the day they foreshadowed the cool crisp future ahead of them, and boy did they really make a spectacle out of their most recent single, “Memories That You Call.”  These are just a FEW tracks that will continue their journey of global music domination.

ODESZA - Sun Models feat. Madelyn Grant

ODESZA - Memories That You Call feat. Monsoonsiren

But anyways, this eargasmic tracked-trio & more will be released on their highly anticipated album, In Return on September 9th by way of Counter Records and it will be good; definitely worth the iTunes pre-order.  For now, satiate those ears with the undeniably addictive. “Say My Name.”  It includes the vocal aesthetics of Madelyn Grant, whom we've heard in “Sun Model’s,” and newcomer Zyra.   Yeah, this is a guaranteed album you don’t want to miss.