Odayin

Odayin

 Harper Woods, Michigan, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Progressive, alternative rock fused with metal riffs, catchy chorus', complex melodies and lots of energy and heart. The future of music.

Biography

"This band has blown me away since the first time I saw them live. Their stellar stage prescence combined with there amazing hooks and awesome vocals sets them apart from most popular acts today. I really feel that these guys will be huge."-direct quote from a review of ODAYIN's "The Last Flight of Chaos."

"Where do we go from here?" The question is posed by ODAYIN's vocalists Randy Gray and Nick Weidner in the band's epic song, "Trials and Tribulations." It's a great question anyone has considered on his or her journeys.

In fact, it's a great question for the band itself, which since forming in April 2008 has burst onto Detroit's alternative rock music scene with a progressive sound that has won numerous Battle of the Bands, been performed in nearly every local venue in Detroit, and earned the opportunity to open for names like Ben Kenney of Incubus, Nonpoint, Tantric, and local breakout artist Richie Nix.

ODAYIN, from the Ojbwa (pronounced Oh-jib-wah) language means, "heart." The heart stirs up many emotions or feelings, like passion, belief, love and friendship. It's those feelings this group of six fun-loving individuals brings together to create energetic and thought provoking tunes for all ages to enjoy.

With a talent for harmonics, passionate songs and crowd-pleasing performances, it seems the most fitting answer for ODAYIN's question is simple: To go forward.

ODAYIN's humble origins began when a group of high school buddies growing up in the suburbs of Detroit all realized they shared the same desire to create music. For years the group played shows throughout Detroit's venues and gained notoriety as an up-and-coming band with a fresh sound. However, when one of the founding members decided to quit, it nearly spelled the end for the young musicians – or perhaps a new beginning.

In April 2008, when the remaining members felt the sun was setting on their time, a ray of hope came in the form of new drummer Danny Pica. Once they had a chance to jam together, the band realized they had truly come together and unlocked their hidden potential. New friendships were formed, and ODAYIN exploded onto the scene with renewed fervor.

ODAYIN's sound comes from each member bringing their unique talents and ideas together, creating a fusion of rock and pop that can't be defined by genres. Gray and Weidner pour life experiences and dreams into lyrics full of frustration, love, camaraderie and hope and blend them with Steve Dombroski's energetic guitar riffs, the 1-2 punches of Graham Rockwood's and Dustin Buckley's bass lines and the sturdy support of Pica's beats.

But ODAYIN doesn't expect listeners to decrypt hidden messages and meanings. Instead, they hope fans will follow their namesake and feel with their heart, to find their own meanings in the metaphoric lyrics of songs such as the vigorous "Mangekyou" that speaks of making amends and prosperity, or the mellow "Undertow" that reflects on a past trying to drag one down.

ODAYIN released their debut album "The Last Flight of Chaos" independently on November 7th, 2009, with a truly spectacular album release show that filled the walls of The Hayloft in Mount Clemens, Mi front to back, and side to side. Its release has brought the band a great deal of attention for larger opportunities including a licensing deal with The Real World to use some of the band's material in the upcoming seasons of "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge," and being named "Local Band/Artist with the Best chance to go National" by the good people of Detroit, Mi in Metrotimes Weekly's Best of Detroit 2010 issue.

The band recently partnered with Bandwidth Productions and are currently playing shows throughout the midwest United States and have already been getting some great reviews on their live show. The next level, and the national scene, are the only paths to take for this musical powerhouse from Detroit.

So take a listen and experience the jams and journey of ODAYIN. They'll put some thoughts in your brain, a smile on your face and excitement in your heart.

Written By: Christopher Gray

Lyrics

The Last Flight of Chaos

Written By: Nick Weidner, Randy Gray Music Written by: Steve Dombroski, Dustin Buckley

Solar winds
All despite his sins
In this other kind of world
And it seems
That this cataclysmic scene
Is tearing at the seams
Whatever does it mean now?

And the world will fail you now
But you must survive some how

Mark the rise and fall
He's flailing
In the sky
One last time

Break from
All this
Grains of
Sand

This flight will end
With a dividend
And it will send you home
And it seems
That this cataclysmic scene
Is tearing at the seams
Whatever does it mean now?

And the world will fail you now
But you must survive some how

Mark the rise and fall
He's flailing
In the sky
One last time

Break from
All this
Grains of
Sand

Even if I had another opportunity
I'd never waste the chance to see what this life has in store for me
Even if I had another opportunity
I'd never waste another chance, I'd never waste another chance

And the world will fail you now
But you must survive some how

Mark the rise and fall
He's flailing
In the sky
One last time

Mark the rise and fall
He's flailing
In the sky
One last time

With All of the Time and the Lost Memories

Written By: Nick Weidner, Randy Gray Music Written by: Steve Dombroski, Nick Weidner

Could you please wait a second ma'am
And lend me a helping hand
I seem to have lost my sense of depth perception
And this little light of mine
Well I'm gonna let it shine
In this sticky situation

With all of the time and the lost memories
Come get it
I know you're listening
With all of the time and the lost memories
Come get it
I know you're listening
And I've grown tired of this place
And I've had all that I can take
But I'm not over this mistake

Could you please wait a minute man
And lend me your second hand
I seem to have found
My list of good intentions
And this little light of mine
I'm gonna make it shine
In this sticky situation

With all of the time and the lost memories
Come get it
I know you're listening
With all of the time and the lost memories
Come get it
I know you're listening
And I've grown tired of this place
And I've had all that I can take
But I'm not over this mistake

With all of the time and the lost memories
Come get it
I know you're listening
With all of the time and the lost memories
Come get it
I know you're listening
And I've grown tired of this place
And I've had all that I can take
But I'm not over this mistake

Poison Arrows

Written By: Nick Weidner, Randy Gray Music Written by: Steve Dombroski

Exhaust this muscle
Creates the cycle
I'm enduring
Conditioning
My decision
I'll fight till battles completion
No escape for me
No offer to flee
Masked collisions curse my name
Questioning at random
Questioning my fate
History must we repeat ourselves?
It's time we started counting up instead of counting down

We'll be informed
Misinformed
We'll be informed
Misinformed

We'll watch it tonight
We'll fight for a price
Exerting myself I stop, let it go cause i think i found my rhythm
We'll watch it tonight

So brash and consequential
Entice and feed the flame
This poisons slowly working
Up in to my brain
Could you let it?
Would you let it go?
Although experimental
Enigmatic all the same
Unconsciously consuming
Feel it through my veins
Like water flows
Oh don't you know?

We'll be informed
Misinformed
We'll be informed
Misinformed

We'll watch it tonight
We'll fight for a price
Exerting myself I stop, let it go cause i think i found my rhythm
We'll watch it tonight

When will this end?
I'm in no position anymore

And when the time comes
For everybody else
If I
If I could
I would
I would never tell

We'll be informed
We'll be informed
(We'll fight for our lives)
Misinformed
(We'll watch it tonight)
We'll be informed
(We'll fight for our lives)
Misinformed
And we'll watch it tonight

Undertow

Written By: Nick Weidner, Randy Gray


Emotion bubbles up from something unordinary
Who knew that living this life could be so scary
Ideal for the adventurous ones we know
I try not to be ignorant of the undertow

I'll find you underneath our sky
We can bury the past of you and I
I'll find you underneath the dark blue sky
Where we'll bury the past of you and I

Heavy is the burden that I place upon me
Complicated when you don't know the story exactly
Willow trees are walking in the forest wind
I think we forgot to take our medicine

I'll find you underneath our sky
We can bury the past of you and I
I'll find you underneath the dark blue sky
Where we'll bury the past of you and I

Mangekyou

Written By: Nick Weidner, Randy Gray

This town is crumbling
And I've got this amazing eye
This jealousy is going to kill
My discovery and I
You're afraid
Oh, I get it, I get it
I suggest you open your eyes and ears

Patterns, they're all i see
From reactions to prosperity
Conversations with no meaning
The denotation we're experiencing

Just wait 'til the persecution ends
When we make amends
The energy that is sent
Will be a better one yet
And when perspective breaks and bends
A new light filters in
So get yourself strapped in
Your rides awaiting

Locked up and battened down
Screaming with out a sound
I will make my great escape now
Houdini of the clouds
I'll stand my ground and I'll never regret it
Let me make this clear

Questions
Random thinking
Inspired burdens of clarity
And once I make you, you will see
all of these vibrations
created you and me

Just wait 'til the persecution ends
(YEAH)
When we make amends
The energy that is sent
Will be a better one yet
And when perspective breaks and bends
A new light filters in
So get yourself strapped in
Your rides awaiting

Just wait 'til the persecution ends
When we make amends
The energy that is sent
Will be a better one yet
And when perspective breaks and bends
A new light filters in
So get yourself strapped in
Your rides awaiting

Your ride
(Your)
Awaits

Your ride
(Your)
Awaits

The Doubt

Written By: Nick Weidner, Randy Gray Music Written by: Steve Dombroski

Exaggerate things
Put an image in your head
Hollow, unreal
One step backwards and your dead
Can you feel this
The night is fading fast
Strange how these little things
Hold so much contrast

You may doubt me at this time
Well I've got the right path in my mind
Think of trust and let me be
This is my philosophy

Now that I've
Seen my third eye
And it has spoken to me
I was so high, like a trapeze artist in the sky
And you were the clown that was laughing
When I fell back down

You may doubt me at this time
Well I've got the right path in my mind
Think of trust and let me be
This is my philosophy

Doubt
Doubt
Doubt
Doubt

Doubt
In me
Doubt
Doubt
In me
Doubt

You doubt my motivation
My understanding is that you can never take this away
Stab me a deep penetration
You got it, you get, you got it, come on
Holding me high in expectations
My understanding is that you will never take this away
Creating mental frustrations

You may doubt me at this time
Well I've got the right path in my mind
Think of trust and let me be
This is my philosophy

You may doubt me at this time
Well I've got the right path in my mind
Think of trust and let me be
This is my philosophy

Melody

Written By: Nick Weidner, Randy Gray, Steve Dombroski

Three years gone by
Since that night
You were inside
My eyes for the last time
Know my pain
Speak its name
I'm not insane
I was lost, can you find me

Oh sweet melody
Play me your song
Whether right or wrong
I'm still searching

I've heard your song
Sung it all night long
I heard the chord
And its beauty
With no delay
I'll speak its name
I'm not inane
I was lost till you found me

Oh sweet melody
Play me your song
Whether right or wrong
I'm still searching

Oh sweet melody
Play me your song
Whether right or wrong
I'm still searching

Oh sweet melody
Play me your song
Whether right or wrong
I'm still searching

You
You know
That I spoke
The truth
This snow fall is coming all around
And I can't seem to find
Any sign of your footprints
Leaving the past behind
And oh
Could you
Please take
One more second to recognize
This is all that you
All that you wanted for a minute now it's gone again
Now it'll be the trend of your everlasting
Curtain call
For you tonight
And then it's time to begin again

Weight of the Revolution

Written By: Nick Weidner, Randy Gray Music Written by: Steve Dombroski, Dustin Buckley

They aren't the answer to
Your f*cking problems
Why do you think
Someone else should solve them
I've heard this excuse
All too often
Consequences for convenient choices
Leave us voiceless

You're the one that bought the wall
You're the one that taught us all
And now it's time for these pyramids to fall

Blood spilled
Lies choke the wall
Paranoia is gone
Their poisons
Wearing off
Carry the weight of the revolution

We've been abused
Misconstrued
The situation keeps on getting deeper
With invective words
I'm on the the verge
of breaking what it is you all love
to keep a secret

They're the ones that will create
Situations that you hate
And make you feel like you haven't done enough

Blood spilled
Lies choke the wall
Paranoia is gone
Their poisons
Wearing off
Carry the weight of the revolution

It's your voice
(It's your voice)
It's your choice
(It's your choice)
It's your voice
(It's your voice)
This is your break

I'll break into the system
Break into the system
Break into the system
Break Into the system

(Break into the system)

(Break into the system)

Blood spilled
Lies choke the wall
Paranoia is gone
Their poisons
Wearing off
Carry the weight of the revolution

Carry the weight of the revolution
(Their poison)
Weight of the revolution
(Their poison)

Trials and Tribulations

Written By: Nick Weidner, Randy Gray Music Written by: Steve Dombroski

Where do we go from here?
Is it always the same?
Is it all just a game?

This was never about me
And you never said it was
So why am I stuck here receiving
The end like I'm the cause
I'll fight 'til my final breath
By your side against the pain
I'll never be washed away
Not even when it rains

When it pours
There's gonna be a flash flood baby
And I know that you think that I'm crazy
But I'll blow away the storm
And I'm ready for a war

Flower burning
Angel mercenary
Descending on
This deserted plane
Take this piece of heart
That's still left beating
And make me feel
Make me feel whole again

This is the journey
We will fly, we will fly
Never forgetting what we had learned
And what made us into this design
Both hands are tied
Life's balancing free fall
When will you accept the ride
What is it, you'll put above it all?

Fear no more
Your choice has already been made
And I know you think I'm crazy
Poor man works
While rich man's lazy
I'll pretend it's just a phase and
We can blow away the storm

Flower burning
Angel mercenary
Descending on
This deserted plane
Take this piece of heart
That's still left beating
And make me feel
Make me feel whole again

Flower burning
Angel

Flower burning
Angel

Discography

The self recorded debut Odayin album "The Last Flight of Chaos" is on sale now! The CD release show to support it on November 7th packed the walls of The Hayloft in Mt. Clemens, Mi to capacity filling it with 306 people. All who came received a CD and the buzz is getting pretty crazy! The album is available for download on all major digital download services including iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, and CD Baby. Get ready world, ODAYIN is coming your way soon!

Set List

Our latest set list consists of these originals:

Mangekyou
Undertow
The Doubt
Weight of the Revolution
Trials and Tribulations
Last Flight of Chaos
With All of the Time and the Lost Memories
Melody
Poison Arrows
With many many more songs to come!!!!

Odayin also plays covers of such bands as Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, 311, Alice in Chains, Muse, and more.

Our sets usually run 45 minutes to an hour but they have also been known to play for 5 hours at a time.