You may not know who singer-songwriter Odessa is, but chances are you’ve heard at least one of her songs: “I Will Be There,” a tune found on her 2014 self-titled debut album, was used in a national car commercial and ended up being one of the most searched-for songs of the year. It also brought with it some of the headaches of the music industry: Managers, major labels…and expectations for another hit. “It was kind of a wild ride,” Odessa tells us. “I’m still not exactly sure what happened.”
On this week’s Fretboard Journal Podcast, Odessa walks us through what transpires when a big label and an artist have differing views on success and how one recovers to stay true to their vision. We also talk about Odessa’s a new, self-released Jonathan Wilson-produced album called All Things. It’s an album that we can’t recommend enough.