BLK ODYSSY Up The Ante With ‘XXX’

"It reminds me of early 2000's blink 182, but also weirdly early 2000 OutKast..."

Austin-based project BLK ODYSSY unveil new single ‘XXX’ featuring Wiz Khalifa, out via EARTHCHILD/EMPIRE.

Pivoting away from the psychedelic soul-funk of previous releases ‘BLK VINTAGE‘ and ‘DIAMOND & FREAKS‘, ‘XXX’ continues to herald a new era for the revolving band masterminded by frontman Juwan Elcock.

‘XXX’ hits the sweet spot between MTV-era emo rock and progressive rap, evoking that era’s free-flowing, maverick energy. Of the track, BLK ODYSSY shares: “‘XXX’ is such an exciting track to me because it’s reminiscent of a really cool time in culture. It reminds me of early 2000’s blink 182, but also weirdly early 2000’s era OutKast. We love to bridge genre gaps, so having Wiz on the track to bring modern day hip hop to this world feels special.”

Commencing 2024 with an absorbing Tiny Desk Concert on NPR, BLK ODYSSY presented the first offering from their new era, the Tyler Johnson (Harry Styles) co-produced single ‘Want You’. 

Photo Credit: Bethany Reed

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