We had the good fortune of connecting with The Oddity and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi The Oddity, why did you pursue a creative career?
We chose to pursue an artistic career because we all share a love for music. One of the reasons we prefer making music and performing over a conventional 9-5 is because making music gives us the opportunity to work at our own pace and have total freedom over our music, it never really feels like work. We love the feeling of capturing an audience and setting the tone of the environment. The most rewarding feeling is when we’re on stage playing our original music and the crowd is feeling it.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We are most excited for our debut album “Odd Man Out” coming out in January 2022. We have been working on it for years and we can’t wait to share it with the world. We have had to overcome many challenges during the making of this album. We are 20 years old and our work is often overlooked because of our age. We’ve also had several member changes along the way. One former band member sabotaged our recordings and set us back significantly. This challenge brought the three of us closer together and we came back stronger.
Our music has a unique sound influenced by our favorite artists and genres ranging from acoustic to hard rock. We want to show the world that music is whatever you want it to be and it doesn’t have to be boxed into categories or genres. Our journey so far has been challenging but we wouldn’t want to change any part of it.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
When we were shooting our music video for our song “Arizona”, we stayed in Williams. It is our favorite ‘hidden gem’ in Arizona. We loved the Route 66 feel and the way the lights looked at night. There are a lot of shops to browse and restaurants to go to. We ate at Cruiser’s Route 66 Cafe and had the best milkshakes. Overall it was a great experience and conveniently located close to the Grand Canyon.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We want to recognize all of our friends and families for supporting us and coming to our shows and pushing the band forward. We specifically want to thank our sound man David Reynolds, our photographer Sarah Romero, and our artist Taylor Kenny.
Other: TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@theoddityband?