Odette Peters has a soulful sound with an ability to stretch past any barriers in her way.
Steeped in jazz and neo-soul vibes, the depth of her artistry might come to a surprise for those who know that she initially didn't want to be a songwriter at all.
Fascinated by words, Odette's childhood dream was to be a poet, but her discovery of the power of performance changed her world around.
New single 'Lose My Mind' is emblematic of just how far she has come, a statement of empowerment from a female musician making her way in a male-dominated industry.
Co-written and co-produced by Odette Peters herself, 'Lose My Mind' finds the singer working alongside Slow Club's Charles Watson and Robert Jones.
She explains: “I wrote the lyrics for ‘Lose My Mind’ after I’d overheard a conversation about a young woman who had entered a very male-dominated work place and found the only person who she felt really didn’t want her to move up through the company and succeed was in fact another woman.”
“The woman in question was older and higher up the company in a superior roll in the business who obviously saw this young woman entering the company as a threat.”
Odette continues: “In a system where women currently make up approximately half of entry-level employees but only 22% of leadership and executive roles, a statistic even more abysmal for women of colour, it makes no sense at all to put down other women rather than support them.”
“This woman should have been competing to make space for other women in high-paying roles in her company rather than competing against another woman - she didn’t see who the true enemy was.”
Softly soulful while making it's eloquent point, 'Lose My Mind' is a fantastically direct experience.
Tune in now.
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