Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight comprise both halves of ODESZA, the Seattle duo who skimmed just below the surface until about 5 months ago. With their sophomore release last September, In Return, fans consider ODESZA pioneers of an as-yet-unnamed genre. Both In Return and their 2012 debut, Summer’s Gone, abound with downtempo beats and ambient influences. ODESZA’s music glides comfortably between trap and ’90s shoegaze.
As other artists’ music videos typically do, ODESZA’s (feat. Shy Girls) “All We Need” music video (directed by Kevan Funk) follows a love affair, complete with messy blankets and tousled hair. But don’t let the track’s upbeat melody fool you; the puffy-eyed protagonist has something darker at the forefront of his mind, and it’s not his girlfriend. The tragic romance makes you cringe, as each scene of affection is followed by an equally emotional scene of helpless drug-using. Watch ODESZA’s music video below to see how this young man becomes his own villain.
With “All We Need”, ODESZA shines a light on the dangers of a life consumed by drug addiction.
You can listen to the remixes of “All We Need,” redone by the likes of Giraffage and Autograf, here. ODESZA is currently on tour with fellow chill-out artists, Little People and Big Wild. Check out their tour dates here.