ODESZA (Harrison Mills, Clayton Knight) has today 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 today 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.
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).”