ODESZA re-vamped Slow Magic’s original “Waited 4 U”, adding several layers of interesting sounds to the mix. The original is mellow, with the focus primarily on the minimality of the keyboard and pulsating sounds of the steady percussion. It’s very inconspicuous.. then comes along ODESZA, and the song itself yells, “Listen to me! I’m more than a chill background setting! I waited for YOU!”
I, for one, am enthralled by the transformation. There’s a lot more life in this track. Even though only 4 words are sung throughout, I really feel them in this version of the song; I can feel the pain in his voice. It also sticks to the inside of my eardrums. Earlier today I’d been listening to it, went to lunch, and found myself whistling the melody!
Slow Magic has produced two albums, the most recent of which I’ve given a proper listen. “Girls” was the first track to capture my attention. If you’re into Chrome Sparks or MMOTHS, it will be worth your while to pursue Slow Magic. Happy listening!
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