About a year ago, singer/songwriter Denitia Odigie cemented herself on our playlists for years to come with a weekly series of live recordings that never failed to impress. One of my personal favorites was her song, “Weekend,” so I’m pleased today to be premiering the studio version of that very same song today. Check below for some words from Denitia on the song and her upcoming album, Air, Light.
I re-recorded weekend because there were so many colors and tones there that I wasn’t finished exploring. I feel it was something of a prototype experiment: the acoustic version was the original, the birth if you will. The live version was “does it play well with others?” and this version, I feel, is my most thorough expression of the song, it feels complete. I think I’m finished recording it now. Ha.
This song is intended for my upcoming solo album: Air, Light. Nolan Thies is one of my main production partners, we produced this one together. It also features some of my favorite people to make music with. Brad Williams on electric guitar, is a vintage R&B expert/maniac. Sly5thAve is a moniker for Sylvester Onyeijiaka, a brilliant multi-saxophonist, who played keyboard and synthesizers on this song. Nolan Thies, mix engineer and supremely indie dream-rocker, played electric bass groove sounds. Cooper Heffley, a rhythm animal/beast and super well-toured drummer, laid the beat.