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Odario Captures Toronto’s Golden Hour Magic with New Single ‘Sunset Flicks’

Toronto-based musician Odario, originally from Winnipeg, is back with a new single that promises to captivate listeners and heralds the arrival of his upcoming extended play, *The Balm*. The new track, titled "Sunset Flicks," drops just in time for summer and captures the essence of the golden hour—the enchanting moments just after sunrise or just before sunset. Produced by Alister Johnson, the song is a tribute to the magical transition from Toronto's harsh winter to its warm, dreamy summer. In Odario’s own words, "[Sunset Flicks] embraces escapism after long dark winter episodes… rollin' thru town with a loved one and getting reacquainted with your city."

Odario is no stranger to the spotlight in Canada’s hip-hop and R&B scenes. He has an impressive resume, having collaborated with a roster of notable artists including Polaris Music Prize winners Cadence Weapon and Haviah Mighty, Posdnuos of De La Soul, Shad, The Halluci Nation, legendary dub producer Mad Professor, and Toronto rap icon Saukrates. Each of these collaborations has helped to shape Odario's unique sound and cement his place in the Canadian music landscape.

"Sunset Flicks" is a collaborative masterpiece that features some of Toronto's most talented musicians. Adrian X, a renowned guitarist known for his work with Liz Lokre, The Weeknd, and for co-writing with Drake, adds a bluesy depth to the track's laid-back grooves. His contributions lend a nostalgic feel to the song, complementing Odario's lyrical exploration of urban escapism and the joys of rediscovering one's city. Toronto artist Lala Noel, who has worked with Canadian rock band July Talk, rising star Aysanabee, and the Queer Songbook Orchestra, provides dreamy, ethereal vocals that perfectly capture the essence of a languid summer evening.

Odario's journey in music began in 2007 with the formation of his hip-hop band, Grand Analog. The group quickly gained recognition for their innovative sound, which blended elements of hip-hop, rock, and reggae. True to his Guyanese roots, Odario has always been a versatile artist, wearing multiple hats in the music industry. He is also the host of CBC's popular nightly music program *Afterdark*, where he shares his passion for music with a broad audience. As a solo artist, Odario released his debut extended play *Good Morning Hunter* in 2020, which was produced by acclaimed film composer Todor Kobakov. The EP was well-received, showcasing Odario’s ability to craft intricate, soulful tracks that resonate with listeners.

With "Sunset Flicks," Odario continues to build on his legacy, offering a track that is both a celebration of summer and a reflection on the beauty of everyday moments. The song is a testament to Odario's skill as a storyteller and his ability to evoke a sense of place and time through music. As the city of Toronto thaws from the winter chill, "Sunset Flicks" invites listeners to roll down their windows, turn up the volume, and lose themselves in the rhythms of summer.

For fans and new listeners alike, "Sunset Flicks" is more than just a song—it's an experience. It's a reminder to appreciate the beauty around us, to reconnect with our surroundings, and to cherish the moments that make life worth living. As Odario gears up for the release of *The Balm*, this single serves as a perfect preview of what's to come, blending soulful melodies with evocative storytelling to create a sound that is both timeless and contemporary.

Be sure to check out "Sunset Flicks" and stay tuned for more from Odario. Follow him on social media and visit his official website for updates on his latest releases and upcoming projects. With a talent for creating music that is both deeply personal and universally relatable, Odario is a name to watch in the world of hip-hop and beyond.

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