Odette (musician)

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Odette
Odette, Beach House, Brighton (Great Escape 2018) (41687671345).jpg
Odette, Brighton, May 2018
Background information
Birth nameGeorgia Odette Sallybanks
Born2001 (age 20–21)
Bath, Somerset, England
OriginSydney, New South Wales, Australia

Georgia Odette Sallybanks (born 2001), who performs as Odette, is an English-born Australian singer-songwriter and musician. Her debut album, To a Stranger (July 2018), peaked at No. 13 on the ARIA Albums Chart. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2018 it was nominated for Best Adult Contemporary Album and Breakthrough Artist – Release.

Early life[edit]

Odette was born in Bath, England in 1997 and grew up in inner western Sydney, Australia.[1] Her mother is South African and her father is English-born.[2] She began writing music at approximately eight years old, while attending Haberfield Public School.[3][4]

Musical style and influences[edit]

Odette cites Joanna Newsom, Laura Mvula and her grandfather (a jazz pianist) as musical influences, and poets John Keats and Walt Whitman as lyrical influences.[5]

Career[edit]

2017–2018: To a Stranger[edit]

In 2017, Odette released her debut single, "Watch Me Read You", a piano ballad incorporating spoken word which she wrote in England in 2015.[6] It peaked at No. 14 on the ARIA Hitseekers Singles Chart.[7]

At the ARIA Music Awards of 2018, Odette was nominated for two awards; Best Adult Contemporary Album and Breakthrough Artist for To a Stranger.[8] Happy Mag's Luke Saunders called the album "a poetic tapestry of melancholy soul and powerful pop ballads."[9] Triple J praised Odette's "canny ability to weave melodic meditations that, like her singing, hover in the space between sensuous composition and spoken-word poetry" throughout the album.[10]

2020–present: Herald[edit]

On 20 October 2020, Odette released "Dwell", the second single from her forthcoming second studio album, Herald, released on 5 February 2021.[11]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with release date, label, and selected chart positions shown
Title Details Peak chart positions
AUS
To a Stranger 13
Herald
  • Released: 5 February 2021
  • Label: EMI Music Australia
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download, streaming
47
[13]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
"Watch Me Read You" 2017 To a Stranger
"Collide"[14]
"Take It to the Heart"[17] 2018
"Lotus Eaters"[19][20]
"A Place That I Don't Know"
(featuring Gretta Ray)[21][22]
"Lights Out"
(Jerome Blazé remix)[23]
2019
"Feverbreak"
(featuring Hermitude)[24]
2020 Herald
"Dwell"[25]
"Amends"[26] 2021
"Trial By Fire"[27]

Awards and nominations[edit]

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2018 To a Stranger Best Adult Contemporary Album Nominated
Breakthrough Artist Nominated
2021 Herald Best Adult Contemporary Album Nominated [28]
Eben Ejdne for Herald Best Cover Art Nominated

Australian Music Prize[edit]

The Australian Music Prize (the AMP) is an annual award of $30,000 given to an Australian band or solo artist in recognition of the merit of an album released during the year of award. It commenced in 2005.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2021[29] Herald Australian Music Prize Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introducing Odette and her stunning debut single, Watch Me Read You".
  2. ^ "odette". Archived from the original on 25 June 2018. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Meet Odette: the 20-year-old behind 'Watch Me Read You'". 27 September 2017.
  4. ^ Yates, Rod (7 July 2018). "Odette: 'You can't just sing a song and all your problems go away'". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Bio | Odette". Home | Odette. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Odette's 'Watch Me Read You' is going to be huge - Purple Sneakers". 23 August 2017.
  7. ^ Wallace, Ian (2 October 2017). "Week Commencing ~ 2nd October 2017 ~ Issue #1440" (PDF). The ARIA Report. Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (1440): 21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 October 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  8. ^ "2018 ARIA Award Nominees Announced". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 11 October 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  9. ^ "The 15 Australian female artists changing the game right now". Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Odette - To A Stranger". triple j. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Herald (DD)". Apple Music Australia. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  12. ^ "To a Stranger". Apple Music Australia. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  13. ^ "ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association. 15 February 2021. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  14. ^ "Odette - Collide". YouTube. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  15. ^ a b c "Odette". EMI Music. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  16. ^ a b c "Odette at BEAT". Beat Magazine. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  17. ^ "First Spin: Odette's "Take It To The Heart" shows she's ready for her big debut album". ABC. April 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2019 Singles". ARIA. 31 August 2019. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Odette - Lotus Eaters". AIRIT. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  20. ^ "YouTube: odette - Lotus Eaters audio". ABC. October 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  21. ^ "A Place That I Don't Know (feat. Gretta Ray) – Single by Odette on Apple Music". Apple Music AU. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Odette Releases New Single A Place That I Don't Know". thepartae. 30 November 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2021.
  23. ^ "Lights Out (Jerome Blazé Remix) – Single by Odette on Apple Music". Apple Music AU. 1 March 2019. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  24. ^ "Feverbreak (feat. Hermitude) – Single by Odette on Apple Music". Apple Music AU. 13 February 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  25. ^ "Singles to Radio 1312". The Music Network. 23 October 2020. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  26. ^ Rose, Anna (8 January 2021). "Listen to Odette's new single, 'Amends'". NME Australia. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  27. ^ "Singles to Radio". The Music Network. 7 May 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  28. ^ Kelly, Vivienne (20 October 2021). "ARIA Awards nominees revealed: Amy Shark & Genesis Owusu lead the charge". The Music Network. Archived from the original on 20 October 2021. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  29. ^ "Australian Music Prize reveals 'strong & diverse' shortlist". The Music Network. 1 February 2022. Retrieved 1 February 2022.