Kylie Odetta – ‘Stress’

We introduced Kylie Odetta a few weeks back, with her song, ‘You Don’t Love Me’, the first from her seven-track EP, ‘Undertow’. Now she’s back with her latest release, ‘Stress’.

Kylie’s received high praise in such publications as Paste, Music Ninja, CCM, and PressPLAY OK, the latter of whom premiered ‘Stress’, and called it “a gorgeous marriage of that impeccably-controlled vocal, this time surrounded by the warmest piano-and-brass instrumentation we’ve heard for some time.” She’s also opened for the likes of Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Callait, and Mat Kearny.

The 19 year old from South Carolina spent her growing up days listening to a mix of top 40 and old school jazz, which has moulded her now signature sound.

The piano-led ‘Stress’, combined with Kylie’s husky R&B tones is a fitting follow-up to her previous release, and her maturity of sound belies her youth. In fact, any of the tracks from Kylie’s EP, ‘Undertow’, would be a suitable candidate for release. First track, ‘Sunny Day’, does exactly what it says on the tin, with brass instrumentals underpinning her vocals. Title track, ‘Undertow’, is simplicity itself – just Kylie’s voice with stripped back  instrumentation.

‘Undertow’ is out now and can be downloaded via iTunes. You can find Kylie Odetta online on her official website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email

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