“There’s a sense of vulnerability in her lyrics, but she sounds confident standing in her own radiance.” - Pitchfork
“…artfully spanning the divides between pop, R&B, dancehall, house, indie rock, and more…exists in continuum with Thom Yorke and Solange…” - 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 is fresh and familiar all at once.
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 spent most of 2018 releasing series of singles and self-directed videos as a follow-up to the Ceilings EP. 'Never Told You', 'Special', 'One Day' , 'Moments' are explorations of the far reaches of Denitia's ethereal pop style, with UK Mag The Line of Best Fit calling her:
“...a musician doing something fresh and interesting with the dream-pop genre.”
Denitia’s latest EP, Be There, is a statement new release on Styles Upon Styles, showcasing the breadth and versatility of the artist's pop songwriting as she follows up her 2017 Ceilings EP with a breathtaking suite of four powerful new tracks that move from ballads to house to dancehall with ease. Stereogum hails the EP as:
“…spanning the divides between pop, R&B, dancehall, house, indie rock, and more…in continuum with Thom Yorke and Solange…”
The Be There EP will feature on the A side of a special vinyl edition of Denitia's inimitable work on Styles Upon Styles, with the B side containing the 2017 Ceilings EP. The limited, hand-printed vinyl release and full Be There EP will be available in Fall/Winter 2018.
Stereogum: “Be There” Visual EP Review
Nest HQ: “Be There” Visual EP Review
The Line of Best Fit: "One Day" Premiere
The 405: "Special" Track Review
Pitchfork: "Ceilings" EP 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