Odario Drops Serene Single ‘Sunset Flicks’ as Prelude to Upcoming EP “The Balm”

Winnipeg-born and now Toronto-based musician Odario releases his latest single  “Sunset Flicks” in anticipation for the upcoming extended play The Balm. 

Produced by Alister Johnson, “Sunset Flicks” is an homage to the beauty of golden hour, that time just after sunrise or just before sunset, and seeing Toronto thaw out of the winter into the dreamy summertime. In his own words, “[Sunset Flicks] embraces escapism after long dark winter episodes… rollin’ thru town with a loved one and getting reacquainted with your city”.

Odario is a staple in Canada’s hip-hop and R&B scene, collaborating with the likes of Polaris Music Prize Winners, Cadence Weapon and Haviah Mighty, Posdnuos of De La Soul, Shad, The Halluci Nation, Mad Professor and legendary Toronto rapper Saukrates.

“Sunset Flicks” too features collaborations with prominent Toronto musicians like Adrian X,  guitar master, well known for his work with Liz Lokre, The Weeknd and co-writing with Drake. On this track, Adrian X contributes bluesy tones to “Sunset Flick”’s slower bounces. Accompanying Odario on vocals is Toronto artist Lala Noel, who is known for her work with Canadian rockstars July Talk, rising star Aysanabee and Queer Songbook Orchestra. Noel contributes the dreamiest tone thus painting the perfect picture of a summer evening.

Odario began his career as a part of the hip-hop band, Grand Analog, in 2007. True to his Guyanese heritage,  Odario wears many hats as the host of CBC’s popular nightly music program Afterdark. As a solo artist, he released the extended play Good Morning Hunter in 2020, produced by film composer Todor Kobakov.

Next month, Odario will be performing at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival (June 19) and the Vancouver Jazz Festival (June 23). The Balm, Odario’s next release,