has released their third studio album, A Moment Apart,
just last week. Before its release, the chill-wave electro-pop duo dropped five singles from the album, including "Higher Ground," "Meridian," and "Corners Of The Earth." With all the hype around their new album, we decided to look back at some of their old
hype, throwing it back to some of their best remixes from the past five years.
1. Porter Robinson - "Divinity (feat. Amy Millan)"
This remix starts with a chill vibe that kind of feels like you're underwater. Lo-fi drums and atmospheric synths accompany the shimmery Amy Millan's shimmery vocals. A little less than halfway through the song, the drop comes in. The rhythmic chopping of the vocals is super satisfying after the chill, smooth build of the song's intro. This build and drop repeats one more time before ending with a glittering, atmospheric outro.
2. Pretty Lights - "One Day They'll Know"
ODESZA's remix of Pretty Lights' "One Day They'll Know" has a hip-hop-meets-chillwave vibe to it. The trap-like bass underlies the spurts of vocal samples and sections of strings. A crunchy sawtooth synth beefs up the song's drops.
3. Sia - "Big Girls Cry"
In their version of "Big Girls Cry," ODESZA makes use of driving rhythms that are easy to bob your head along to. My favorite part of this remix isn't the drops, but the builds. The staccato rhythms of the synths create interesting spaces, making for a build that isn't just a less-hype throwaway for the sake of hyping up the drop.
4. ZHU - "Faded"
ODESZA's "Faded" remix makes use of a cool bassline, and has one of the biggest drops out of all of their remixes. The drop is bassy and sonically thick, building off of the harder bassline.
5. KI:Theory - "Open Wound"
This remix is probably my favorite one, mostly because of the sounds used. I love the use of stringed instruments in this one, from the typical orchestral section to the mandolin-esque sounds in the song's intro.