“There’s a sense of vulnerability in her lyrics, but she sounds confident standing in her own radiance.” - Pitchfork
“Denitia’s vocals are sweet and sweeping, and they float gently over the symphony of rivaling sounds.” - Stereogum
“A genre-defying artist who modernizes both rock and soul.” - Afropunk
Denitia is a singer, a songwriter, a guitarist and producer who brings together pop, R&B, electronic and alternative music in a way that’s hard to pin down...and that’s all right with her.
Denitia grew up in Baytown, Texas, just outside of Houston. By the age of 13, she was teaching herself to play guitar, and by the time she got to high school, she was writing original songs and was the bandleader for her church youth group. During her time at her next stop - Nashville, Denitia independently released 4 EPs and 1 LP before finally landing in New York City. Brooklyn is where she took to the synth and electronic sounds that would become the backbone of future musical projects including denitia and sene. The duo toured extensively, releasing 2 EPs and 2 LPs, and then working with Red Bull and Rinse FM. They attracted acclaim from music blogs like the Fader, Stereogum, Rolling Stone, SPIN, and the NY Times.
Eager to work on different projects, in 2015 Denitia moved to The Rockaways, a quiet beach community at the outermost edge of NYC, and released a solo EP under her middle name, ADESUWA. After moving to her new beach-side residence, Odigie found herself turning inward for inspiration. A stepping stone to the re-emergence of Denitia as a solo artist, Denitia dropped all the band names and aliases to continue recording and performing as a solo artist, under her first name. She set out to shed any protective layers and rediscover what songs and sounds came naturally to her and she wanted this story to have her name on it. In 2016, she created the Ceilings EP that released in Summer 2017 on Brooklyn boutique label, Styles Upon Styles. Recognized for its bold break-out genre-melding sounds, Ceilings attracted acclaim from The Guardian, Village Voice, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Afropunk, among others. The Village Voice said:
“Solo projects often involve a certain anxiety, what with the weight of expectation, but Ceilings banishes those concerns from the opening chords.”
Denitia is currently releasing a 2018 series of singles and self-directed videos as a follow-up to the Ceilings EP. 'Never Told You', 'Special', 'One Day' are explorations of the far reaches of Denitia's ethereal soul style, with UK Mag The Line of Best Fit calling her:
“...a musician doing something fresh and interesting with the dream-pop genre.”
She is concurrently spending most of her time by the beach finishing her self-produced full length LP, a blend of electro and organic sounds - 808s and reverbed-out guitars. The as-of-yet untitled LP is a zoom-in to her personal story and social context peppered with a nostalgic tenderness that can only be described as bridging the gap between r&b and Americana in an electronic soundscape. A much anticipated progression in the story that is Denitia.
The Line of Best Fit: "One Day" Premiere
The 405: "Special" Track Review
Village Voice: Feature
Afropunk: “Bound To Happen / Waiting” Video Premiere
Pitchfork: “Waiting” Tracks Review
Stereogum: Exclusive “Planes” Premiere
The Guardian: “Waiting” on Sounds Like Summer Music Playlist
2DopeBoyz: “Planes” Post
Dazed Digital: “Waiting” in The Only Tracks You Need Playlist for June, Spotify