"This was originally written as a lull-a-bye, slow and peaceful. I started to hear it more as an old school Beatles..."
"I was eating breakfast alone at a diner one morning and a little girl and her mom were at the next booth. The..."
"My friend's little sister started a game of hangman with me, and it immediately sparked an analogy to writing/composing..."
"New Year's Day is the biggest holiday in Japanese culture, a family gathering with specific foods you eat to ring..."
"I have an early incarnation of this song with the lyrics "you listen, you listen" which eventually turned into..."
Weight of the World
"Odessa Chen writes beautiful, poetic, minor key songs that..."
"This is one of the oldest songs on the album, written shortly after I finished the Daylight Savings album. It's..."
"The band and I were rehearsing the song "Ulysses" at the recording session,and started messing around with the..."
"This was supposed to be a psychedlic bossa nova, believe it or not. It ended up turning into a bit of an Elvis..."
"This is another song about long distances, which seems to be a common thread throughout this album. I recorded..."
"I wrote this in Pacifica, after a rough day at the bottom of an emotional well. I had to write it to light the..."
Section of Sky
"This was written on the same day that I wrote Flowers circa 2005. The recording was basically the same set up..."
"This song takes place at one of my favorite bars Doc's Clock..."
Where Did They Go
"I love the ensemble playing on this one. We did this in one take, then layered some pump organ and percussion..."
If You Want Me Too
"I wrote this one around 2003, but didn't think about it again until last year. I woke up one morning and recorded..."
Bonus Tracks! All downloads/purchases of Ulysses include a collection of songs by some of Goh's favorite bands:
|1||Highway Flowers by Odessa Chen|
|2||Seward Park by Grand Hallway|
|3||Our Darkest Days and Nights by Love is Chemicals|
|4||Next Obsession by Nyles Lannon 1 comment|
|5||At Ease by The Invisible Cities|
|6||El Camino by Adam Shulman 1 comment|
|7||Old Home Movies by the Botticellis|
|8||Snow by The Lofty Pillars 1 comment|
|9||Made Up My Mind by Odessa Chen|
|10||Free Will by Michelle Amador|
|11||78 Prosper Resolution by Adam Shulman|
|12||Truck Was Struck by Annie Lin|
|13||(T)Silent Tea by Scrabbel|
|14||Take My Picture by The Invisible Cities|
|15||Cassandra Castaway/Clytamnestra by Picture Atlantic|
|16||Who Would Think That What Was Needed by David Rhodes 1 comment|
|17||Bookend by Lucien Lamotte 1 comment|