Watch BLK ODYSSY’s Tiny Desk Concert [Video]

BLK ODYSSY is the latest artist to rock NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” series.

Watch the footage below.

The BLK ODYSSY aesthetic ignites all of the human senses and it’s impossible to nail down exactly what type of music he makes after one, two or even three listens. When he arrived at NPR headquarters, Sam Houston, aka BLK ODYSSY, pulled out a lifelike severed human head made of silicone and placed it on the Desk. It’s the same head seen in the hands of a woman on the cover of his latest album, DIAMONDS & FREAKS, a project that depicts love and lust as addictive vices. The visual components are just as compelling and help specify that BLK ODYSSY is the modern personification of funk. I love where the current state of R&B music sits, but it can always use more funk. This Tiny Desk is an 18-minute flex, highlighting the best of DIAMONDS & FREAKS, plus the premiere of a new song, “I WANT YOU,” and a set that climaxes with 2021’s “FUNKENTOLOGY.”

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