2 August, 2022Print
ODESZA’s ‘The Last Goodbye’ Debuts At No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart, No. 11 on Billboard 200Nationwide Amphitheater Tour Kicked Off With Three “Mesmerizing” Sold-Out Shows At Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena
Video For “Love Letter (feat. The Knocks)” Drops This Thursday Starring Simone Ashley
ODESZA’s much-anticipated new album ‘The Last Goodbye’ has launched onto the Billboard charts, landing at #2 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart and #11 on the Billboard 200, as well as #2 on Top Vinyl Albums, #3 on Top Independent Albums, #3 on Top Current Album Sales and #3 on Top Album Sales. The album, which dropped July 22 via Foreign Family Collective/Ninja Tune, comes in advance of their forthcoming new video for album highlight “Love Letter (feat. The Knocks)” that will premiere this Thursday (August 4th) starring acclaimed Bridgerton-star Simone Ashley and featuring Yuji Okumoto (star of Cobra Kai), in a format more akin to a short film than standard music video. “Love Letter (feat. The Knocks)” serves as the perfect score as the camera follows Simone throughout a series of tribulations, and ultimately, triumphs.
The GRAMMY-nominated duo of Harrison Mills & Clayton Knight’s latest album was not only embraced by fans, but also by critics, with Associated Press proclaiming “ODESZA is back and more experimental than ever”,Billboard saying the album is “full of lush soundscapes, grandiose moments and productions that are equally complex and emotive”, and Pitchfork stating “Knight and Mills have found themselves at their most introspective just as they’re primed to make a bigger splash on the stage than ever before.”
ODESZA just kicked off their groundbreaking ‘The Last Goodbye’ amphitheater tour this past weekend with three sold-out shows in their hometown of Seattle. In honor of the tour and new album, Kings County executive Dow Constantine named July 29th “ODESZA Day” in Seattle, and of the opening night performance, Billboard proclaimed “ODESZA returns in dazzling form… ODESZA is meant to be seen, and heard, live” while the Seattle Times said “ODESZA’s mesmerizing first show in three years felt like a get-your-popcorn, dig-your-nails-into-the-armrest summer blockbuster, with all the CGI firepower and suspenseful plot twists of a big-budget Hollywood flick.”
A true testament to the connection they’ve developed with their community, ODESZA sold over 350k tickets during the initial 48-hour ticket on-sale period for the tour, reaffirming the Seattle duo as one of modern music's live performance juggernauts and making them one of the first electronic acts to attempt a tour of this magnitude. In addition to the three Seattle shows, the tour will also include two sold-out nights at LA’s The Forum, and two sold-out nights at New York’s Forest Hills Stadium, among many oth
With singles like the title track featuring the legendary Bettye LaVette and the recent Ólafur Arnalds-collab, “Light Of Day,” receiving acclaim from the likes of NY Times and Billboard, among others, ‘The Last Goodbye’ is a stirring collection rife with brightness and emotion, wistful yet rooted in the present. With additional guest appearances by Julianna Barwick, Izzy Bizu, Charlie Houston, Låpsley & MARO, the record is sweeping in nature, delicately and deftly crafted by the duo, as they create a score that mirrors the cyclic nature of life and interconnection.
Following the monumental success around their GRAMMY-nominated last album ‘A Moment Apart’, today’s new LP is an experience that speaks to themes of connection, reminiscence, and the impact we impart on one another. It’s a vivid celebration of the people and moments that have left their mark on our existences, reverberating throughout the record in the form of interwoven samples from personal home movies and childhood memories, showcasing the origins of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight juxtaposed against the bold, boundary-pushing production techniques they have become synonymous with.