Barcelona-born folk musician Odina delivers a blend of folk, pop and alternative with her slow burning, heart wrenching new single ‘Why’d You Make Me Cry’.
Fragile yet distinctive vocals lament the breakdown of a relationship while capturing a conflicting sense of naivety and self awareness with hushed melodies, delicate fingerpicking and subtle brass instrumentation reminiscent of Bon Iver’s ‘For Emma’.
While heartbreak is not an unsung subject, it’s the clever use of literary devices that makes this song so refreshing to listen to. Onomatopoeia and metaphors of castles, crowns and replaying movies litter the verses backed up by wavering cries and mournful harmonies.
The now London based artist has been playing a string of acoustic shows since the launch of her debut EP ‘Broken’ last year and this single feels no different to the intimacy of a live performance.
In celebration of the new release, Odina will be taking in the sights of University Union buildings as she joins the Coffee House Sessions tour, the full list of tour dates can be found below.
27th Mar – Keele University, Newcastle-under- Lyme (Coffee House Sessions)
28th Mar – Loughborough University, Loughborough (Coffee House Sessions)
28th Mar – Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham (Coffee House Sessions)
28th Mar – Lincoln University, Lincoln (Coffee House Sessions)
29th Mar – Huddersfield University, Huddersfield (Coffee House Sessions)
29th Mar – Bradford University, Bradford (Coffee House Sessions)
29th Mar – Leeds University, Leeds (Coffee House Sessions)
30th Mar – Northumbria University, Newcastle (Coffee House Sessions)
4th Apr – Sofar Sounds (secret location), London
4th June – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona