“ODDxRude” is a young and well-talented musician who continues to surprise us with the versatility of both his flows and lyrics but also his genre capability. “Nostalgia” is the latest release from this awesome singer to all the audience out there. The first chapter of this release from artist and rapper ODDxRude presents audiences with a raw and vintage ambiance with a great vibe all over the melody and it is super cool.
“Nostalgia” is something completely different, yet the familiar sound of ODDxRude’s voice comes through with an equally genuine and easy to embrace the level of passion and realness. The track begins with the hook, a lengthy key moment that pours out lyrics from the offset and gets you soaked in the sentiment of the song almost instantly. As things move forwards, the verses are where the intensity and the real truth happen.
Once the artist’s leading voice kicks in, the beat hits simultaneously, and the character and confidence and style come through immediately, presenting this unquestionably smooth and deeply heartfelt bit of lyricism and songwriting – the likes of which are only ever stumbled upon at such a high quality every once in a while.
There’s something very specific about ODDxRude’s creative use of synths; sometimes retro – old school game-like – sometimes seemingly brand new. It brings about a particular sound and energy that you can’t really compare to anything else. On the one hand, there’s this gentle and dreamlike riff; delicate, minimal in its use of notes, and memorable in the way that any ambient melody should be. On the other hand, there’s this distorted, twisted, alternative synth, throbbing in the backdrop, adding an almighty touch of electronic music and creating what is essentially something completely new and compelling to listen to.
When ODDxRude raps, you listen – not purely because the soundscape lays it out as so, but because there’s an urgency and realness to his voice; you believe in these words, you can hear the passion, and the whole experience feels like you’re listening to a long lost, alternative hip-hop release from way back when. The song’s hook adds an element of gritty r& b to the mix, a perfectly fitting melody that makes for a strong contrast with the verses and increases the overall impact of the track.
“Nostalgia” showcases a master of storytelling, a skillful and reflective artist crafting what turns out to be a hugely effective and moving piece of music. The strength of the lyrics is insane, so much so that you’re likely to question the way in which you received other offerings of lyricism that now seem to so clearly fall below par.