From Pitchfork:
“Lavette is formally credited on the electronic duo’s comeback track due to a prominent sample of ‘Let Me Down Easy'”
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From Billboard:
“The guys were inspired to make the track after hearing LaVette’s simmering 1965 classic ‘Let Me Down Easy,’ from which they sampled the singer’s lovelorn vocals, chopping and layering them into a dark-edged, but ultimately contemplative, body-moving anthem about mortality, collective loss and the vital importance of love, community, family and friendship.”
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From Dancing Astronaut:
“ODESZA make grand return on Bettye LaVette-sampled single, ‘The Last Goodbye’”
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“Today, they released their first new song since A Moment Apart, the beginning of their next album, ‘The Last Goodbye’ featuring Bettye LaVette. The vocals were taken from LaVette’s 1965 release, which left an impression on the duo.”
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From Shore Fire Media:
“Today, GRAMMY-nominated duo ODESZA return with their first new music in nearly four years with the ominously titled ‘The Last Goodbye’ – a cinematic triumph that features acclaimed blues & soul singer Bettye LaVette.”
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