Their sound is somewhat akin to running at full speed naked through a dense fog, a combination of euphoria and vulnerability.
Words: Karl Johnson | Photo: Jack Martin
Odd Morris have a knack for soundtracking the romance of rainy days and the changing of seasons, revelling in the complexity of emotion in our everyday lives. That’s not to say that they’re a band of simplicities, their lyricism acts as a dream reel of human thoughts and unbridled honesty, instrumentally their sound drives forward and occupies the areas close to the heartstrings – somewhat akin to running at full speed naked through a dense fog, a perfect combination of euphoria and vulnerability.
“I had bottled things up, so I just let my subconscious do the talking,” mentions Odd Morris vocalist Daragh Griffin, who conceived the lyrics as a form of pen-and-paper therapy, “I think lads specifically could benefit from being more open with each other.”
Silhouette may be the band’s most intimate work to date, a track tightly-wound in its lyricism and bound only by endless drumming and foraging bass grooves. The words within are a reflection of youth and echo the common growing pains and goings on of the transformation between childhood and adulthood, seemingly in Odd Morris’ home city of Dublin. Silhouette arrives ahead of the band’s debut EP Cityscape the Ballet, out October 27th.