We’ve been tracking the US teen since covering those – she’s only 19 years old at the moment, by the by – and it brings us immense pleasure to premiere her new track Stress (taken from the Undertow EP, out May 19th). Once again it’s a gorgeous marriage of that impeccably-controlled vocal, this time surrounded by the warmest piano-and-brass instrumentation we’ve heard for some time. You know, the sort that makes you want to curl up by a window and live inside it forevermore.
Says Kylie about the song: “This was one of the first times I came up with the musical component of the song before I created the lyrics, the rhythm of the piano being what intrigued me first. I felt the sound was evocative of that universal moment that a lot of romantic relationships reach, when you stop enjoying each other’s company and everything becomes a point of contention. It’s written from the perspective of someone recognizing that’s happening to their love.”
Kylie Odetta, then. Remember the name, because whatever comes with it is ruddy wonderful.