ODESZA Release Music Video for “Higher Ground” (feat. Naomi Wild)


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ODESZA (Harrison Mills, Clayton Knight) has released their visual accompaniment to “Higher Ground (feat. Naomi Wild)”, a vibrant journey following three separate women linked through technology, music, and mystery.

With its 80’s inspired wardrobe, production and Easter eggs for the ODESZA faithful (including nods to the duo’s icosahedron logo sprinkled throughout), the video paints a cinematic narrative of three women’s surroundings slowly blurring together through old-school CRT TVs, flickering lamps and decor, evoking a spectacle of magical realism with a hint of “Stranger Things.”

“My vision for Higher Ground was to create a cinematic atmospheric piece about connection and love with a hypnotic quality to it”, says director Nima Nabili Rad. “For me, the science fiction films of the 80’s like Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Blade Runner, always had light as an organic, living, breathing part of the film. Taking inspiration from that, the video was made with the light not only being part of the visual eye candy but as a central character itself. It was fun being the conductor of a symphony of light for a couple of nights!”

Also out now are three remixes of “Higher Ground.” Australian duo Flight Facilities share their first remix since a 2012 rework of Miike Snow, Reske, best known as half of the duo Opia, and up-and-coming producer pluko round out the remix package.

Listen to the remixes here: https://odesza.co/higher-ground-remixes

ODESZA kicks off their 2018 A Moment Apart live dates in North America with three shows for over 22k fans in their hometown of Seattle, WA at the WaMu Theater this week. The duo then head to Coachella before embarking on a tour of the U.S. followed by headline performances at Lollapalooza, Hangout Festival, Firefly Festival and Panorama. Additionally, ODESZA returns to Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre in June for their fourth annual sold-out shows.

Last week, ODESZA landed in the top ten of the Billboard Dance 100 Artists of 2018 list. Earlier this year, ODESZA attended the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards to celebrate their first two nominations: Best Dance/Electronic Album for A Moment Apart and Best Dance Recording for “Line Of Sight (feat. WYNNE & Mansionair).”

ODESZA Tour Dates:
Sat, Apr 7 – West Dover, VT – Minus Zero Festival
Sun, Apr 8 – Sun Peaks, BC – SnowBombing Festival
Sun, Apr 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella
Wed, Apr 18 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater (SOLD OUT)Fri, Apr 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
Sat. Apr 21 – Palm Springs, CA – ODESZA/Foreign Family
Collective Day Party @ Day Club Palm Springs
Sun, Apr 22 – Indio, CA – Coachella
Wed, Apr 25 – Kansas City, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Thu, Apr 26 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant (SOLD OUT)
Fri, Apr 27 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant (SOLD OUT)
Sat, Apr 28 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
Tue, May 1 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion
Thu, May 3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Fri, May 4 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion
Sat, May 5 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
Sun, May 6 – Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival
Wed, May 9 – Raleigh, NC – The Red Hat Amphitheater
Thu, May 10 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Fri, May 11 – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheater
Sat, May 12 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
Wed, May 16 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
Thu, May 17 – Orlando, FL – CFE Arena
Fri, May 18 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Sun, May 20 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Festival
Fri, Jun 15 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
Sat, Jun 16 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
Sun, Jun 17 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
Fri, Jun 29 – Marmande, FR – Garorock Festival
Fri, Jun 29 – Sun, Jul 1 – Beuningen, Netherlands – Down The Rabbit Hole
Fri, Jul 6 – Roskilde, DK – Roskilde Festival
Sat, Jul 7 – Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
Thu, Jul 12 – Dour, BE – Dour Festival
Fri, Jul 13 – Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival
Sat, Jul 14 – Ferropolis, DE – Melt! Festival
Sat, Jul 21 – Jakarta, ID – We The Fest
Fri, Jun 27 – Tokyo, JP – Fuji Rock Festival
Sun, Jun 29 – New York, NY – Panorama
Thu, Aug 2 – Sun, Aug 5 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
Fri, Aug 3 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival

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*Photo Credit: Julian Bajsel