ODESZA & Yellow House To Release Collaborative EP ‘Flaws in Our Design’ July 21

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Tuesday, June 27, 2023

ODESZA today have announced the ‘Flaws in Our Design’ collaborative EP with Yellow House (Cape Town-based songwriter/producer/instrumentalist Emile van Dango) that will drop on July 21 via Foreign Family Collective/Ninja Tune.

The ‘Flaws in Our Design’ EP will also be available on clear sky blue vinyl Sept 29. A limited edition cassette housed in a printed o-card sleeve will also be offered only via ODESZA’s online store.

ODESZA & Yellow House are teasing the upcoming dreamy EP with first single “Heavier”, out now. The song captures the forthcoming EP’s transformative amalgamation of ODESZA’s epic, symphonic compositions and Yellow House’s psychedelic alterna-folk.

Of “Heavier”, Emile van Dango said that the track was “the idea that sparked the entire collaboration 5 years ago. From the jump, it had that unmistakable energy of having discovered something special. It captures the exact moment our two worlds met.”

“Heavier was a collaboration that started 5 years ago,” said ODESZA’s Harrison Mills & Clayton Knight. “We discovered Emile/Yellow House on SoundCloud and were immediately drawn to his voice and delivery. After finding success working on a few demos we flew him over from South Africa to work with us in our Seattle studio. From the jump, the music had that unmistakable energy of having discovered something special. We found ourselves drawn to a unique blend of electronic production and Emile’s incredible ability to create nostalgic melodies and storytelling lyrics. From there we went about creating a number of tracks and exploring various different combinations of the two worlds.”

Today’s announcement and track drop follows an already busy 2023 for ODESZA. The duo attended this year’s GRAMMY Awards in support of their nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album for their ‘The Last Goodbye’ EP, which recently saw a deluxe edition release. The album also recently won Best Electronic Record at A2IM’s Libera Awards. ODESZA also recently headlined Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Electric Forest, and are also set to perform top-billing slots at Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Austin City Limits and Life Is Beautiful. They are also recently announced the second leg of “The Last Goodbye Tour” kicking off this summer and featuring support from Bob Moses, Bonobo (DJ set), Big Boi, TOKiMONSTA, Drama, Neil Frances, QRTR & Olan, and The Midnight. Also For the first time ever, fans will be able to witness the awe-inspiring ODESZA live show as an immersive concert film with “ODESZA: The Last Goodbye Cinematic Experience.” Presented in cinemas worldwide on Friday, July 7, “ODESZA: The Last Goodbye Cinematic Experience” shows one of electronic music’s most important modern-day innovators as you’ve never seen them before, providing an intimate look into the process of creating the group’s wildly successful and record-setting return to the touring stage with “The Last Goodbye Tour.”

‘Flaws in Our Design’ Track Listing

1. Dissolved in a Daydream

2. Easy Money

3. Waiting Forever (feat. Preston.)

4. Heavier

5. Undone

6. Flaws in Our Design