Nashville Rockers, Oddnote, are beginning to serve as a musical testament as to the manifestations that can sprout when you embed your energy into what you love. Fresh onto the scene with a burst of much-needed light, Oddnote have only recently come together as a band through collecting and merging their artistic scraps, yet within three months of dedication, they have brought to life and released their self-titled debut album.
Kicking off with the short yet potent first track, “Timeless”, an opening blend of light and airy instrumentals stir up a dose of mystery that swiftly leads into a punch of instantly raw and hypnotic vocals within the second track, “Money Comes, Money Goes”, from Arman Asadsangab that are bold and rich in soul. Contemplative lyricism and the blend of musings from the minds of young souls who are wizened beyond their age keeps the third track, “Life Plays on Life”, buzzing in the minds of listeners over instrumentals that are crafted from instinct. The fourth track, “Used”, creates waves as the feelings that stem from succumbing to a life of less are lyrically explored over refined Rock ‘N’ Roll and guitar-centric energy that is straightforward and spunky. “Peace of Mind” is the fifth track that creates the feeling of a scattered mind that is surfing through life’s waves yet having difficulties finding its way to shore.
If you’re a fan of Nirvana then the sixth track, “Icy Hell”, is calling your name as its dragged-down and grungy edge leaves listeners thinking that the song was recorded back in the early 90’s when the grunge era was within its prime. “615” is the seventh track that begins with style similar to Kings of Leon and travels into transcendental lyrical contemplation that is rich is emotionally-charged thoughts and a strong undertone of anxiety and paradoxical convictions. The eighth track, “Neurons”, will knock you off of your feet with its fun and light energy that catapults the album into the realm of self-love as Oddnote lyrically reminds listeners of the power within the lantern that is vicariously resting between their shoulders. The tenth track, “Why”, is a work of musical art in which Vocalist, Arman Asadsangab, sounds hauntingly akin to the late and great, Chris Cornell, while Oddnote lyrically embraces their mortality.
“Reckless Movement” is the eleventh track that begins similar to a Black Sabbath track in their ‘Technical Ecstasy’ days over lyrics that speak of falling into the trap of the corporate world that swallows souls and lives whole. The twelfth track, “Smoke Break”, is exactly as the title states which creates the perfect opportunity for listeners to refresh their minds prior to rounding to home along this potent and rich musical journey that Oddnote has created. “Bad Tabs” is the thirteenth track that is an album highlight that would be a treat to see live as Oddnote experiments with distortion over flirtatious lyricism. The fourteenth track, “Laser Beam”, carries its own kinetic and creative energy that is both exhilarating and vibrant. Closing out with “ …”, there’s simply no denying that this is only the beginning for Oddnote.
If Oddnote stops by your city along their Spring Tour, grab tickets while you can. If you’re a fan of fellow bands/musicians such as Greta Van Fleet, Queens of the Stone Age and Soundgarden, check out what Oddnote has to offer on Bandcamp.
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