Odina - 'Why'd You Make Me Cry' (Single)
|Photo credit: Hannah Mae Clark|
"Boom... it all breaks down, to pieces." - the derelict opening line to 'Why'd You Make Me Cry' is the perfect way to introduce the song, as Odina goes on to share a very personal and reflective account of a ruinous love, retrospectively questioning its legitimacy.
Delivered through a pure, raw vocal and accompanied by a skeletal acoustic rhythm, it is very hard not to be moved by the emotion instilled as Odina innocently addresses an old love and vulnerably questions, "why'd you make me cry, if you loved me so much?".
As the track progresses, the emotion remains palpable, the sentiment remains true, but bleak becomes considerably more beautiful as subtle orchestral swells add another haunting element to the heart wrenching soundscape.
Odina is a very endearing artist and her strengths are found when she is most vulnerable, most exposed, most honest, most brave. In spite of its melancholy and its understated execution, 'Why'd You Make Me Cry' is candescent.
Words of Karla Harris
Odina’s 'Why’d You Make Me Cry' is out now and available on iTunes and Spotify.
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