Odalie - Battements (Official clip)

What I love about Odalie’s music is that it achieves the balance between something so organic that it trigger symbolic images in my mind, and yet a form of abstraction that describe the emotions more subtly than any word could. When I listen to it, I always connect to something very deep and personal, and this track is no exception to that.
The intense rhythm of the music sounded like a heartbeat to me, and reminded me of the feeling in my chest when going through intense moments of my life, both because of pure joy or the most nefarious sadness. The rhythm just kept accelerating and the cello was intimidating, creating an overwhelming impression, like a flooding of intense memories.
I thought about relationships, about how fast your heart can go when you witness that you’re forming a new bound, fragile, pure and sincere. How fast it can beat also when you feel the connection breaking, a short suspended moment after which everything will be wilted.

I wanted to evoque this impression of emotional saturation that I felt on this music : a vision of life as a frantic collection of flashbacks. A mixed feeling of being lucky, eager to live as intense moments as possible while in this existence, and a sensation of weariness to the idea that every connection that you build will sooner or later fade, like sandcastles in the wind. An exhausted renunciation and a profound gratitude all tangled in a frenetic rhythm.

  • Paul Ambrosino (Alma Alta)
  • Sophie Griffon (Odalie)
    Music composer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Odalie - Battements (Official clip)
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 14, 2023
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Director - Paul Ambrosino (Alma Alta)