Category Archives: Pop

Kylie Odetta

Today we feature a supremely talented singer / songwriter / musician, meet Kylie Odetta who hails from Greenville, South Carolina.

19-year-old Kylie Odetta has always been able to access a musical maturity that transcends her age. By 6 she was playing piano fluidly, by 12 she was recording her own material in her own iconic style and, as of 2017, has clocked in hundreds of shows that include opening slots for Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Callait and Mat Kearny.

Kylie Odetta will release her new EP “Undertow” on May 19, 2017.

In the meantime, in between time, let’s have a wander through some of her wonderful catalog.

First up, I understand this is a cover of a song by GAWVI, I hate to admit it but I have never heard of him before. I haven’t heard his version so I cannot judge or compare. But this is one beautiful song and beautifully sung by Kylie Odetta. Very simple vocal and keyboard accompaniment provide a perfect slice of entertainment.

Filmed at The Upper Room, Greenville SC
Arranged & Performed by: Kylie Odetta
Filmed by: Bryon Bench

OK, let’s get to the self penned songs, this is one very talented songwriter. And in this song Kylie proves she has the chops to perform jazz. This song has such a jazzy feel to it, and Kylie has associated herself with a very tight combo. Oh so reminiscent of the jazz singers of the 50’s and 60’s. Loving this tune. Kylie Odetta & The Trio performing Odetta’s original song “Let Me Love You”, off of the #HighDreamer EP, LIVE at Studio 101.
Let Me Love You

Song Written & Performed (keys & vocals) by Kylie Odetta.
Guitar by Andrew Brower.
Drums by D Miller.
Produced by Brad Phillips, Studio 101.
Filmed by Bryon Bench.
Mixed by Matt LaPlant.

This is a beautiful song performed with a lot of feeling, I’ll let Kylie explain the meaning behind it.
This song was inspired by and in memory of the four USC Upstate students who lost their lives in a car crash in October of 2015. It is a tribute to anyone who has ever lost someone they love. You can find the four students pictures at the end of the video. Our prayers are with all of the families and friends, and all of you listening to the song and remembering someone special to you in your heart. We will never erase the love of those we have lost! God bless. -Kylie O
Can’t Erase It

Song Written by: Kylie Odetta
Song Produced by: Matt LaPlant
Video Produced by: Bryon Bench
Video location: Furman University Daniel Recital Hall, Greenville SC

This is a track from a couple of years back, a terrific song written and performed by Kylie. The more I hear her voice the more I feel I am listening to a future star. There is a depth to this song which is awesome for someone so young.
Promised Myself

Song produced, engineered and mixed by Matt LaPlant
Kylie Odetta © 2014

Have to love a young lady who loves cats, and they obviously love her.

I’ll leave you with some more sounds from Kylie, give a listen to her EP.
The EP is mellow and broken down – it focuses on the piano and Kylie’s raspy vocals as well as selected elements of magic to create a dreamy atmosphere.
High Dreamer

Billie Eilish

Are you ready to be blown away? Today we have a 15-year-old phenom, who hails from LA.
Meet Billie Eilish a very talented, even at her young age, singer songwriter. She was in the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus since she was 8. It was here with the choral stuff that helped her learn the proper way to sing. And once you hear her you can understand what a great grounding that was. Billie Eilish grew up in a household of actors and musicians, and was home-schooled along with her brother Finneas O’Connell (the Slightlys).

Even at her young age she has been featured on Billboard. I for one am sure she is destined to be a star, talent this good cannot be overlooked.

So, are we ready for some music. Let’s go.

Here’s her awesome new track, the video dropped just a few days ago. Enjoy.
Guitar intro has the feel of La Vie en Rose the Grace Jones version, then all comparisons end. This is all Billie Eilish, she is totally unique. And a great video, towing her little red cart in a yellow slicker outfit. Just too cool. And then the cops come.

Music video by Billie Eilish performing Bellyache.
(C) 2017 Darkroom/Interscope Records

What a beautiful sound, this Billie Eilish is some talent. Ethereal sound to take you away from the daily humdrum of life. Just kick back, relax and enjoy the vibe.
Ocean Eyes

Music video by Billie Eilish performing Ocean Eyes.
(C) 2016 Darkroom/Interscope Records

First of all let’s give a big thank you to Sofar for yet another sterling video, as always a perfect showcase of the artist. And what an artist is Billie Eilish, another beautiful song, beautifully sung. This young lady is a real find. A talent that is surely destined to go far.
Six Feet Under

Billie Eilish performing “Six Feet Under” at Sofar Los Angeles on August 8th, 2016
Filmed by: Teresa Chu, James Merryman, Nathan MacNabb & James Feimster
Edited by: Teresa Chu
Audio by: Mateo Barragan

📸 CC Weske

Wow, this one just dropped an hour ago. Purely audio but what audio it is. One thing for sure, despite it’s title I’m not bored at all with young Billie’s output. This is another beautifully crafted song and brilliantly sung by Ms Eilish. Enjoy, I feel this is going to be on the playlist for a while.

Music video by Billie Eilish performing Bored. (C) 2017 Interscope Records
3,869 views at this time, check back tomorrow.

📸 Jamie Luca

Gonna finish with a recent live appearance, and a performance of the song we started with. This is her new single, I think I forgot to mention that earlier. Billie Eilish delivered a memorable set at CRSSD Fest on March 4, 2017. The festival was in San Diego. Enjoy the performance.



Chrissy Chase

Chrissy Chase is a very talented singer / songwriter whose hometown is Orlando, Florida. She currently is based out of Washington DC or Savannah, Georgia depending on which part of her bio you want to believe. Chrissy is way beyond just being a singer / songwriter.
Between writing, recording, continued TV placements, a successful publishing company, and performing, Chrissy has finally found herself in a place that was meant to be. As for me I’m just happy to have found her talent, and to have some of her music in my life.

So are we ready to hear some of her music? You betcha.

I first found Chrissy and her music because of a Google search, a friend mentioned on FB that he had never heard of a song about pear-blossom and despite the fact that it was prettier than apple-blossom it was apple-blossom that had the song.
This song was written by Steve Hodak for his friend Chrissy Chase, and all I can say Steve is thanks very much for a beautiful song and via it introducing me to the wonderful talent of Chrissy Chase.
Pearblossom Road

It’s very brave to cover an Elvis song, because you know you are gonna be compared whatever. But when you have a voice as clear as a bell, like the lovely Chrissy does then you have an advantage. This is one beautiful cover.
Can’t Help Falling in Love

Finally today a tender, quiet ballad. Something for a lazy afternoon. Relax and let it roll over you.
Meant For Me