After almost 5 years since their third studio album A Moment Apart, ODESZA is back with their stunning cinematic fourth album, The Last Goodbye.
To accompany the album, the ODESZA boys are headed back on tour starting this July 29 in Seattle. The 20+ amphitheater tour will be the first large-scale show for the group since their finale in Los Angeles in June of 2019.
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The Last Goodbye features 13 tracks, including already released singles “Wide Awake,” “Love Letter,” “The Last Goodbye,” “Light of Day,” & “Behind The Sun.”
Featuring Lapsley, The Knocks, Charlie Houston, MARO, and several other vocalists this album seems to continue the growth of lush soundscapes we saw under their third studio album, A Moment Apart. The album has many of the elements known to the group: emotional singles, grandiose moments, chopped vocals, and even old family videos that further the explosive soundscapes fans have grown to love.
In an exclusive River Beats interview with ODESZA in 2018, the boys were quoted in their current approach moving forward…
“OUR FIRST ALBUM WAS ABOUT DISCOVERING OUR SOUND, AND THE SECOND ONE WAS US TRYING TO DO SOMETHING NEW WITH IT AND BECOMING MORE SONGWRITERS THAN INSTRUMENTALISTS, AND THIS ONE WAS UNDERSTANDING WHAT WE DO AND TRYING TO PUSH IT.” – Clayton Knight
Prior to COVID, ODESZA made the announcement they would stop touring and take a much-needed break. This led fans to ponder what the future was after announcing a 4th studio album The Last Goodbye. The group went on to clarify the meaning, stating that it was the close of one part of their journey, and the start of a new one.
ODESZA captured this writer’s ear in late 2014 with their unique and moving album Summers Gone and continued to reach new heights with their ever-popular single “Say My Name” which was featured on their album In Return.
A Moment Apart was a huge commercial success, hitting No 3 on the Billboard 200 and No 1 on the dance/electronic album list. The Last Goodbye tour kicks off next week with a trio of sold-out shows at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena. ODESZA then plans to hit amphitheaters throughout the U.S. and Canada into early October.
In a recent interview with Billboard, the ODESZA team mentioned how massive this undertaking the amphitheater run was for a strictly electronic act.
“To our knowledge, no electronic artist has really done it,” ODESZA’s longtime manager, Adam Foley, of Red Light recently told Billboard of this amphitheater run.
“We felt like we could crack that door open because we’re not your typical electronic act.” – Adam Foley
You can stream the album in its full element below, and also check out their tour run starting next week below.