Local Oklahoma band, The Odyssey, has come out with their first EP, Stormcoming.
The EP features six tracks, each fulfilling the title’s vibe. Each song shows the range and duality of what the band is capable of when it comes to the writing of their music. With a definite mixture of musical influences including a bluesy-rock sound, the new EP is one that you don’t want to sleep on.
Back in November 2018, we sat down with the band, and they gave us a glimpse into what this EP would sound like. Each member, Cobey Brown, Derek Johnson, and Elijah Avery, put everything they have into their music. This reflects on the quality of this EP; each song has its own story, from love to heart break, and the light and dark themes play with each other in a riveting set of tracks.
Listening to Stormcoming for the first time, I couldn’t help but notice the feeling of liveliness that rushes through the EP. With track number one, “I Love You Back”, it opens strong in the best possible way. Thunderous vocals and catchy guitar riffs echo all throughout this song, along with each of the others on the track list.
Through the roller-coaster of different musical styles, it seems a bit hard to keep up with, but it all works together in the end. There are different genres mixed into the six songs with touches of rock, folk, blues, and alternative. Every time I listen through the EP, there are definite musical influences that were used for inspiration – including tones that take you back to 70s and 90s rock music.
The instrumentals on the record are phenomenal as well; each song has its own unique sound.
A personal favorite “Forgotten Souls”, incorporates a soulful saxophone to accompany the guitar solo toward the end of the song. The range of diversity in the instrumental gives the songs a hypnotic theme that truly enchants you.
This goes for the other songs on the track such as “Greener Pastures” and “75 to Ramona”, which are both emotionally-rich and passionate. The music they produced for this EP is truly timeless. The Odyssey brings a raw and unique sound that is exceptional, both lyrically and musically.
Listen to the new EP here: