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** "It's Only." The music itself? Serene, chill beats with ambient house vibes and a percussive sequence at its peak. The lyrics? For starters:
-->''I heard the news today that you weren't mine to keep\\
[[IfICantHaveYou Don't struggle too much now]][[{{Yandere}} while I kill you in your sleep]]''


ODESZA is an electronic music duo comprised of producers Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight. Originally starting off with their own solo aliases ([=CatacombKid and BeachesBeaches,=] respectively), the pair started collaborating on music in 2012, during their senior year in college at Western Washington University in Bellevue, WA, and became well-regarded crafters of indietronica and electropop over the course of the next decade.

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ODESZA is an electronic music duo comprised of producers Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight. Originally starting off with their own solo aliases ([=CatacombKid and BeachesBeaches,=] respectively), the pair started collaborating on music in 2012, during their senior year in college at Western Washington University in Bellevue, WA, and became well-regarded crafters of indietronica [[AlternativeDance indietronica]] and electropop over the course of the next decade.


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[[caption-width-right:350:''Help me out, don't let me down, I could learn from you''[[note]]Clayton Knight on the left and Harrison Mills on the right.[[/note]]]]

->''I want to dance, I want to dance, I want to dance with you\\
So take a chance, take a chance, oh yeah''
-->-- '''ODESZA & Zyra''', "Say My Name"

ODESZA is an electronic music duo comprised of producers Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight. Originally starting off with their own solo aliases ([=CatacombKid and BeachesBeaches,=] respectively), the pair started collaborating on music in 2012, during their senior year in college at Western Washington University in Bellevue, WA, and became well-regarded crafters of indietronica and electropop over the course of the next decade.

With a name inspired by a sunken ship once owned by Mills’ uncle, their first release, the album ''Summer’s Gone,'' was self-released by the duo in September 2012 not long after the band’s initial formation. Early success online as part of the then-burgeoning chillwave scene led to Mills and Knight’s commercial breakthrough with ''In Return'' in 2014, with singles like “Sun Models,” “Say My Name” and “All We Need” propelling them to the upper echelons of electronic acts.

Mills and Knight launched their own record label, Foreign Family Collective, in 2015. The same year saw ODESZA launch an elaborate live show building on the duo’s work on ''In Return'', with a full marching band accompanying them on stage at festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo. The band kept the momentum going with a new album, ''A Moment Apart,'' in 2017. Singles like “Line of Sight” and “Late Night” continued the last album’s sonic trajectory, but the duo would also dabble in new sounds on the record, collaborating with artists outside of electronica like Leon Bridges and Music/ReginaSpektor and integrating the live band elements in some of the tracks included on the album’s [[UpdatedRerelease deluxe edition.]]

After touring for nearly two years in support for ''A Moment Apart'', Knight and Mills announced in 2020 that they would be forming supergroup BRONSON with fellow producer and friend Golden Features. BRONSON’s self-titled record released in August of that year, with a much darker, house and bass-influenced sound than the band’s usual fare.

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!!Discography
* ''Summer's Gone'' (2012)
* ''My Friends Never Die'' (EP, 2013)
* ''In Return'' (2014)
* ''A Moment Apart'' (2017)
* ''BRONSON'' (2020; with Golden Features, as BRONSON)
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!!''It's only water, it's only fire, it's only tropes''
* ABoyAndHisX: The music video for "Line of Sight" is part of the proud tradition of the "boy and his robot buddy" pantheon, [[spoiler: complete with the robot heroically sacrificing their own life to save their friend.]]
* AlbumClosure: With lyrics about embracing love, a cinematic sense of scale and closing out with [[BookEnds a sound taken from the opening track]], "Corners of the Earth" is one for ''A Moment Apart.''
* AlbumIntroTrack:
** ''Summer's Gone'' opens with a sample from a 1957 BBC program titled "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol7XpcDsSHw Public Dreams and Private Nightmares]]," a 'radiophonic poem' that exemplifies some of the broadcaster's early experimentations with electronic sound production and synthesis.
** ''A Moment Apart'' starts with an abridged audio clip of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOU0JhkHY3w cosmonaut scene]] from ''Film/AnotherEarth''.
* {{Ambient}}: The duo's work has shades of this, but could probably be better described as indietronica or chillwave when taken as a whole. Some of their more understated tracks, like "Kusanagi," can be considered straight examples.
* BookEnds: The last track on ''A Moment Apart'''s original release, "Corners of the Earth", fades out to just the tapping from the same ''Another Earth'' scene that opened the album.
* EpicInstrumentalOpener: The title track on ''A Moment Apart'', which landed a spot as the opening tune for ''VideoGame/{{Forza}} Horizon 4'' with its moments of bombast and calm in equal measure.
* IdiosyncraticCoverArt: ''Summer's Gone,'' ''In Return'' and ''A Moment Apart'' share a unified aesthetic: distant photos of people against dramatic, gradient-heavy backgrounds, with the band's name and the title of the album rendered in a geometric sans-serif typeface. Of the three, only ''Summer's Gone'' lacks the icosahedron logo.
* TheInvisibleBand: Nowhere to be found in most of their music videos.
* LongestSongGoesLast: All three of their albums plus ''BRONSON'' play this straight.
* LyricSwap: The last line of the chorus on "It's Only" starts off as "you're only crying, you're only dying, you're only ''late''" (itself something of a LastSecondWordSwap) before switching out for "you're only crying, you're only dying, you're only dead" by the end.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''BRONSON'' doesn't completely abandon the duo's hallmark ethereal sounds, but it does mark a turn into deep house and electro vibes that were more clearly established with collaborator Golden Features' prior work. Songs like "LOYAL" and their VIP remix of "It's Only" foreshadowed this shift, as did their live shows during the ''A Moment Apart'' era.
* OrangeBlueContrast: Both versions of ''A Moment Apart'''s cover art: bright glowing orange line across a darkened blue landscape. Some of the accompanying singles, like "Line of Sight," "Late Night" and "Across the Room," also follow the trend.
* OnASoundstageAllAlong: The video for "Say My Name" pulls this trick, but at its midpoint rather than at the end. We're introduced to a couple that shares a loving kiss and listens to the song while jumping into a pool together, but as the second verse starts, the whole thing is revealed as a music video shoot, with the girl having genuine feelings for her co-star that [[AllLoveIsUnrequited aren't reciprocated.]]
* RemixAlbum: They've put out a few for the bulk of their discography. "All We Need" takes the cake with ''fifteen'' separate remixes on its own album (and a radio edit), outnumbering its parent album by three tracks and ''thirty minutes.''
** They also make appearances on several of these for other artists, including Music/PorterRobinson with their remix of "Divinity" from ''Worlds'', Music/{{Sia}} with their take on "Big Girls Cry" from ''1000 Forms of Fear,'' and their remix of "Break the Rules" for Music/CharliXCX.
* TitleTrack: "A Moment Apart" and "My Friends Never Die."
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->''They're only thoughts that I'm having, thoughts safe within my head\\
You're only crying, you're only dying, you're only dead''

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