Oddisee / ‘Odd Cure EP’ / Outer Note Label
"A record I didn't want to write but needed to," says rapper/composer/producer Oddisee of his new EP Odd Cure (Outer Note Label). Surprise-released, the urgent album was created in just 8 weeks between March and May. The songs came quickly, written while Oddisee was in self-isolation for two weeks in his Bed-Stuy studio. He flew back to America just days before lockdown in NYC, from a performance in Thailand. To keep his family safe, he stayed away. The conversations he had while living in his studio - while inspecting a constant flow of news, social media, word of mouth, misinformation, conspiracy theories and statistics about the first weeks of the pandemic in America - are directly what led to the songs on Odd Cure.