Jimi Goodwin, the former frontman for the critically praised British band Doves, has announced the release of a solo project Odludek set for a March 24 release in the U.K. via Heavenly Recordings. Stream lead track "Oh! Whiskey" below. Goodwin co-produced the new song with Dan Austin (Doves, Pixies). Goodwin will open for Elbow in the U.K. beginning in April.
"I wanted to make this mad mixtape… the kind you'd pass back and forth with your mates," says Goodwin, "eclectic as fuck. That’s the way we’ve all discovered music over the years isn’t it? We join our own dots to make it all make sense."
"As I got into making the record, it felt like I was proving something to myself, making a point that I could do all this on my own. You know - I can play bass, I can play guitar, I can orchestrate. As the methods changed, the original concept stayed intact. It’s me, powering through ideas, kapow kapow, no pause for breath. It's not trying to be wilfully eclectic; it’s just a reflection of how I schizophrenically devour music."
Jimi Goodwin - Oh! Whiskey" (from the album Odludek)