This past Friday, Winnipeg-born and Toronto-based hip-hop artist Odario has premiered the video for new single “Low Light (In This Space),” which can be viewed below. The song features vocals by Vancouver native Dawn Pemberton. This is the first single from his solo EP Good Morning, Hunter—due out this May. Odario is also notable for fronting hip-hop collective Grand Analog with his brother Ofield Williams.
Regarding inspiration for the new track, Odario has said,
In this space we know nothing…but we can learn a little something if we try’. That opening line was written as a reminder to always try to leave the ego at the door when entering a new space in my life. I feel, as everyday people, we spend too much time and energy pointing out the negative aspects of our differences. As I wrote this song I imagined us, as community, clicking delete on what we perceive as our differences and encourage one another to embrace our similarities as humans. With that comes emotion, something we all embrace together. The gospel of anger…a hunt for an answer. This song is a new space for you to reflect, release and get down low. Vancouver gospel singer Dawn Pemberton put me in a trance when listening back to the final recording. I admire her powerful vocal delivery over the master production of Alister Johnson. We came to get down, and pick you up.
Odario is currently on tour as support to Bedouin Soundclash until February 22nd.
Feb 07 – Capital Ballroom, Victoria, BC
Feb 08 – The Imperial, Vancouver, BC
Feb 11 – The Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB
Feb 12 – SAIT’s The Gateway, Calgary, AB
Feb 13 – Capitol Music Club, Saskatoon, SK
Feb 14 – The Exchange, Regina, SK
Feb 15 – Park Theatre, Winnipeg, MB (Winnipeg Folk Festival 2020)
Feb 19 – London Music Hall, London, ON
Feb 20 – The Opera House, Toronto, ON
Feb 21 – Bronson Centre Theatre, Ottawa, ON
Feb 22 – Théâtre Corona, Montreal, QC
I’m Shayla, and I was born in Saskatoon but moved to Halifax in 2013 for University, and since decided to stay here for a while. I recently received a Bachelor of Design, after studying photography for a year or two as well. I love everything about music and how it has the ability to bring so many people together from across the country and even the world. My passion for music is one of the reasons I moved East to pursue a photography and design career, as I would love to do graphic design and photography within the Canadian music industry.