LA-based instrumental producer and renowned finger drummer OddKidOut made his Monstercat debut today, with actor-singer Marlhy on their cutting-edge new single, “BITTERSWEET.”
Mirroring the delicate balance of pretty and evil, “BITTERSWEET” eloquently combines Marlhy’s silky vocals with gritty basses and synths. The first of more records to come, this next chapter is a testament to OddKidOut’s finely tuned production stylings, as “BITTERSWEET” conjures the perfect fusion of dark trap beats and bright future bass melodies.
OddKidOut shares, “I got a pack of Marlhy acapellas and I produced the track around the vocals. It’s the reverse of the normal process of making a song, and it actually led to more experimentation and methods I usually don’t use. Marlhy’s voice is super pretty and smooth, so I wanted to put that within a sonic environment that felt more gritty and rough. The dichotomy of pretty and evil existing in the same world has always piqued my interest, so I wanted to capture that feeling with this track.”
Marlhy adds, “I want people to feel empowered to take on the crappy situations life throws at us. I want them to know they aren’t alone and have the strength to deal with anything.”
Rising to fame as a master finger drummer, OddKidOut quickly became one of the most sought-after beatmakers, catching the eye of OWSLA founder, Skrillex. Absorbing influences like Stewart Copeland, J Dilla, and Flying Lotus, he’s developed a rich sound that’s both complex and accessible. This year he’ll break out of the lane he became known for and forge a new experimental path as a producer, with “BITTERSWEET” setting the bar high.
At just 19-years-old, Marlhy has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry. A seasoned drummer, songwriter, and actor, the multifaceted artist has performed at festivals such as Lollapalooza and SXSW, and appeared on shows such as the Fine Brothers’ REACT YouTube series and Amazon’s “A History of Radness.” Having collaborated with artists such as Kellin Quinn (Sleeping with Sirens), Zookëper, pluko, and now OddKidOut, Marlhy is a forward-thinking artist to keep on your radar.