Oddisee just released his People Hear What They See album today, and give fans a taste of what to expect from the project, listeners can now stream the full thing prior to purchase. Oddisee also released his free EP Odd Renditions last month, gaining the attention of many following his reworking of Marvin Gaye’s “Ain’t That Peculiar.” Along with the release of the album, Oddisse shared the following message about what inspired him in creating it:
This album is about influence, inspiration, perception & reality. Every song was written in an outside environment, so that I could observe the subjects that would become my subject matter. All too often in Hip Hop, reality is limited to that of the artists own, actual experiences. People Hear What They See is my attempt to liberate the MC from those constraints & allow reality to be penned other than my own. Listening to congressmen & lawyers converse on the steps of the supreme court inspired ‘American Greed’, Watching a couple argue over the phone in a bar inspired ‘Maybes’. By having a visual representation of my subject matter, my hopes are that the listener will see them through the worlds & melodies of my songs.