Oddisee – “Brea” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Brooklyn-based producer Oddissee has been on a prolific tear lately. He dropped the excellent Al Wasta EP less than two months before his proper instrumental full-length The Odd Tape. Both projects were dope in their own right despite being quite disparate. Still going off the momentum from both of those releases, he follows up with a video for The Odd Tape standout “Brea.” The track is some smooth boom-bap incorporating dashes of jazz horns, gospel organ, and classical flourishes for an understated prettiness. The Ryan Calavano-directed clip highlights that beauty by juxtaposing the movements of what is presumed to be to a homeless man with a black swan ballerina. The two dance through the streets of LA playing off of each other’s fluid moves. Calvano says the black-and-white visuals are “a tribute to the unseen soul.” Check it out.

Tour dates:

06/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Festival
06/25 Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
06/27 Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy
07/07 Leige, Belgium @ Les Ardentes Festival -
07/08 Rotterdam, Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Festival
07/09 Dusseldorf, Germany @ Open Source Festival
07/10 Bruges, Belgium @ Cactus Festival
07/16 Gräfenhainichen, Germany @ Melt! Festival
07/19 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Valkhof Festival
07/23 Vienna, Austria @ Hip Hop Open Festival
07/27 Lucerne, Switzerland @ Blue Balls Festival
07/29 Diepholz, DE @ Appletree Gardens Festival
07/30 Stuttgart, DE @ Stuttgart Festival

The Odd Tape is out now on Mello Music Group.