“It’s pretty, transfixing, and emotional all at once” – Consequence of Sound
“Very Chicago in the best way possible.” – Stereogum
“Wonderfully left-of-center” – American Songwriter
“Rich-sounding, futuristic soul” – BrooklynVegan
“The deep beats resonate with the soul and pull the listener in with the hook and bassline.” – The Root
June 4, 2021 – Chicago’s own oddCouple self-released his sophomore full-length album Reflectionstoday. The rising producer, known for working with the likes of Chance The Rapper, Joey Purp, and Oprah, returns to the spotlight with eleven new tracks that highlight his style while simultaneously pushing boundaries. The lush production on Reflections is only amplified by the wide array of features, such as Grammy-award winner Elijah Blake on the single “WHO I GOTTA BE” and his longtime collaborator Jamila Woods on the title track. The album explores the winding path of life and looking back upon one’s decisions through emotional melodies and summer-ready jams like “WINGS” featuring vocalist Loona Dae. Out now, Reflections is available to stream here.
Speaking on the new single, oddCouple says: “REFLECTIONS is an album about honesty, introspection, and resilience through life’s ups and downs. Powered by a personal pandemic that preceded the world pandemic, I was pushed to explore the most stripped down questions, memories, and unsettled moments of my life. But from that I was able to finally envision my highest self – someone who knew what he needed and wanted, and found happiness in both. Featuring a vast array of efervescent voices and instruments, REFLECTIONS is a musical expression inspired by my own life journey, designed to awaken and align the mind and soul.”
Over the last decade, oddCouple has supplanted himself as a staple in Chicago music. Producing for, and collaborating with artists such as Chance The Rapper, Joey Purp, Noname, Saba, to name a few — the savvy composer has created a sound as unique as his persona.In 2016, he released his debut LP, Liberation, to an overwhelmingly positive critical and fan reception. The project was described as “a varied affair with jazz, gospel, neo-soul, trap, boom-bap, traditional R&B, and blues oscillating in energy.” That same year, oddCouple served as executive producer for Jamila Woods’ debut album, HEAVN — hailed as one of the “50 Best Albums of 2016” by Pitchfork and NPR Music, and one of Rolling Stone’s “20 Best R&B Albums of 2016”. With standout production on Jamila Woods’ newest album, Legacy Legacy, the Milwaukee native continues to churn out lush production as he works on his forthcoming LP, Reflections.
During the creative process of Reflections, the producer/DJ has expanded his musical vision with brands and companies, including his latest role as Musical Director for Oprah Winfrey’s 2020 Vision Tour and her 2021 event “Your Life In Focus: Be the Love You Need”
Equally skilled as a performer, oddCouple’s live expression mixes instrumentation, vocals, and composed elements with electronic drums and DJ scratching — bringing the energy of his studio work to the stage. Headlining and playing venues from Chicago to LA, some of his most notable performances include FOX32’s “Good Day Chicago”, Mamby at The Beach, Summerfest, the 2017 MLS All-Star Game Concert, West Fest 2018, and Logan Square Arts Festival.