Bray, County Wicklow
Bray native Ódú has always been a self proclaimed singer and songwriter of pop music.
“I’ve always been drawn to people who make full on pop; people who have personality and something to say like Marina and The Diamonds, Tove Lo and Susanne Sundfør; credible artists who have made their mark by being vulnerable and telling their story without ever dulling their pop sheen.”
On her most recent single ‘Feed You Lies’, Ódú’ opens up about self-sabotaging her career and turns it into a shimmering, indie-disco number, propelled by a bass line that Nile Rodgers would be proud of.
She released her debut EP Conversations back in February 2017 which scaled the heights of the iTunes charts upon release. Produced by newcomer Elliott Marchent and co produced by James Darkin (Hozier, James Vincent McMorrow, Katie Kim, Bitch Falcon) and Mick Heffernan (Columbia Mills, AE Mak, Chasing Abbey) the five track EP garnered rave reviews for its mix of electro pop, tropical pop and retro flourishes.
Singles Different and Feed You Lies received acclaim from publications both at home and abroad such as Hot Press, The Irish Times, Riff, Paste Magazine as well as the cream of Irish bloggers such as Nialler9 and The Last Mixed Tape. Both Hot Press and The Last Mixed Tape also named her as a rising star to watch.
In late 2018, the singer songwriter returned with the uplifting and vibrant single 'Roots', which was playlisted on RTE Radio 1 and added to Spotify's New Pop Revolution playlist. The release also coincided with her debut showcase as part of Hard Working Class Heroes festival.
Ódú is currently working on her second EP due out later this year.
"..harkens to Annie Lennox, but also early Madonna" - Paste Magazine
“Immediately likeable” – The Irish Times
“Non-ironic, unapologetic penchant for crystal clear pop” – Hot Press
“Ear-catching… Ódú’s sound is full of prospect” – The Last Mixed Tape