New Netflix teen drama series Fate: The Winx Saga quickly rose to the top of Tunefind’s trending music chart. The season finale featured a popular song from American electronic music duo ODESZA.
The series follows 16 year old fairy, Bloom, who was raised on Earth by human parents. She discovers she is a changeling and ‘A Moment Apart’ is heard during her highly anticipated transformation in the finale.
Fate: The Winx Saga is a live-action adaptation of Winx Club, an animated Italian-American series created by comic artist Iginio Straffi. Winx Club combines Japanese manga and European elements accompanied by original pop songs inspired by the musical styles of Britney Spears and Béyonce. Just like the animated series, the soundtrack was a clearly important element of the Netflix adaptation.
‘A Moment Apart’ was released on ODESZA’s third album of the same name in September 2017 and is also on the A Moment Apart deluxe edition released the following year.
Harrison Mills (aka Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (aka BeachesBeaches) formed ODESZA in 2012 at Western Washington University with a brass section, drum line, and featuring singers like Naomi Wild and WYNNE. ODESZA is a Grammy nominated duo that has been mentioned on Billboard charts.
The duo’s name ODESZA was inspired by Mills’ uncle’s sunken vessel which was named after the Ukrainian city, Odesa. Since a Scottish synth band named Odessa was already in existence, the duo chose to use a form of the Hungarian spelling by replacing the ‘ss’ with ‘sz’.
ODESZA released their debut album Summer’s Gone in 2012, followed by EP My Friends Never Die in 2013. The next year, the Washington state duo released their sophomore album In Return. After a few years, ODESZA released their latest album A Moment Apart in 2017. From 2013 to 2020, the duo has released numerous singles and remix EPs.
A Moment Apart touches on feelings of nostalgia, hope, and unity. The 16 tracks show the next step in the progression of this EDM duo highlighting hip-hop beats with ambient music and pop songwriting.
ODESZA has built their fan-base through word of mouth and streaming. They’ve become known for their live shows production providing custom lighting and creative direction by Luke Tanaka.
〉Listen now: A Moment Apart by ODESZA
〉More music by ODESZA
〉Full list of songs featured in the Fate: The Winx Saga soundtrack