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Cardinal Feather b​/​w Strange Endangered Bird

by Julie Odell

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Matt Moore Commanding, delicate, endearing... Odell's voice weaves melodically in & out of arrangements like a darting fish in shimmering sunlit waters. At a moment's notice, she folds prayerfully in like a flower closing at dusk. Then she rushes forth like chorus of color trumpeting into the air. A master of her craft already, I put her on par with modern contemporaries Feist, Aldous, & Adrianne, but with a lyrical levity & playfulness akin to Banhart or Heynderickx. Can't wait to see her next move. Favorite track: Strange Endangered Bird.
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Sigal Sahar Such an amazing, ethereal and edgy singer-songwriter. Mesmerizing <3 Favorite track: Cardinal Feather.
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moonhoney beautiful, authentic, original, soulful!
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I never had a Cardinal feather until I told you That I could breathe, then you walked with me Straight to the mulberry And then you painted my face with its purple Reminded me of blood That came straight from the forest From which my soul was cut I fell like the tallest timber You were there to feel the truth Although separated from my roots I still grew close to you Cause there's so many different types of green Already growing over me Steadily glowing, showing its teeth I can't help but live intensely with every single breath I'm so in love with life, I love with all my might And the beauty and light radiating From underneath your brow I looked into your eyes And I saw you sprout from the ground Arms outstretched to the heavens You were there to feel the truth No weapon shall prosper while aiming at me So why don't you just open your mouth and kiss me I know you heard what I said boy I said Why don't you just open your mouth and kiss me
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I will have a home A family of my own With a cat and a dog They will get along And my true love will see I'm not all that hard to please I just want to be loved tenderly Like any woman needs to be Like any man wants to be And I'm gonna love and trust my man As long as he lets me And if he lets me go I will live my life alone But if he's going all the way for the Gold His hard working humble heart I will hold High above the Evergreens Into a sweeping windy passageway I will let him feel that rush Cause I will love him that much And I will find him a Strange Endangered Bird Singin' a song he's never heard With a voice controlled and confident A steadiness held in a constant wind A steadiness held in a constant wind Like my steady constant Love for Him Like my steady constant love for him Love

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released February 10, 2017

All songs by Julie Odell. Engineered, mixed and mastered by Chad Viator with assistance from Ryan DeJean. Produced by Julie Odell and Chad Viator and Ryan DeJean. Cover painting by Julie Odell. Artist photo by Ryan DeJean.

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