GRAMMY-nominated electronic artists Odesza drop ‘Behind The Sun’, the latest release from their forthcoming album ‘The Last Goodbye’ (out 22 July via Foreign Family Collective/Ninja Tune). The track is driven by percussion reminiscent of the drumline they brought out on their ‘A Moment Apart’ tour, centred upon a vocal sample from Iranian singer, Simin Ghanem’s, ‘Seeb’.
Odesza: “While digging through old records we came across a song by the legendary Iranian singer, Simin Ghanem. It was such a beautifully haunting vocal that we couldn’t really get it out of our heads. Slowly we started to build these symphonic elements around her and piece by piece it started to become this big anthemic track. We wanted to incorporate pieces of live drumming in a new way and ended up running various snare drum elements through a resonator and modulating them to each hit. Overall we really love how this song came together, bringing the past into the present is something we find really exciting and inspiring.”
The track drop follows several major milestones for the duo of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight including the recent announcement of their nearly sold-out forthcoming ‘The Last Goodbye’ amphitheater tour and their recent sound design and curation of the HP Antarctic Dome at this year’s Coachella and their track ‘Love Letter (feat. The Knocks)’ trending on TikTok alongside the likes of Harry Styles, Jack Harlow and Kid Cudi.
On the forthcoming tour, the duo will return with an all-new set and visuals on their biggest headlining yet, an amphitheater run featuring special guests Sylvan Esso, as well as a rotation of support from the likes of San Holo, Elderbrook, Ben Böhmer (Live) and Foreign Family Collective acts: ford., Gilligan Moss, & Nasaya.