Musical Spiels #1 - The Beauty in All (Oddisee)
It’s been a long, sunny day and I really haven’t bothered getting off my arse once. Unproductive, eh? We all need to relax once in a while and appreciate life, though I’m sure most of you, like me, aren’t brilliant at removing yourself from the stressful happenings of life in 21st century society. However, I have a handy trick which might help. Today, much to my delight, I have discovered the sheer beauty and tranquillity of Oddisee’s third solo and first instrumental album: The Beauty in All.
I came across The Beauty in All while checking out the line-up for Best Kept Secret, a festival I’m going to in June, and I have to say, I am completely taken aback its brilliance. The cinematic tone of the album bestrews the most stunning and picturesque visuals over your eyelids as you lap up the splendour of sounds flowing from your speakers. You really lose yourself.
The inspiration for the album itself comes from the imperfections in the things that feel so mundane and familiar to us, allowing us to see their true beauty. Oddisee worded it as being ‘more about the crack in the mirror, instead of the mirror itself’.
I suggest you take a moment out of your day to sit back, relax, relieve yourself of the negativity in the world and have a listen to what I can only describe as a truly beautiful experience.