Odylle

Odylle

BandPopJazz

Odylle is happy, jazzy, poignant and soft- creamy Dutch jazz vocals on top of a solid Turkish rhythmic cake. Istanbul-based Odylle's dreamy voice, energetic performance and story-like songs draw you in. Here is a happy, magical and melancholic world of orange O's, clouds and simply good music.

Biography

With the February 2012 release of the album “Istanbul bana ne yaptin” (Istanbul what did u do to me), a varied record containing 12 original English tracks, Odylle has proven itself a welcome addition to the world of popjazz. Led by Dutch front lady Fleur Odylle and backed by four Turkish musicians, Odylle's energetic and enthusiastic performance draws you to the stage.

Odylle is happy, jazzy, poignant and soft- creamy Dutch jazz vocals on top of a solid Turkish rhythmic cake. How this sweet delight came to be? An exhange semester that got out of hand.

In 2009, Dutch Fleur Odylle flew from Amsterdam to Istanbul to study Politics at the renowned Bosphorus and Sabanci universities and simply never quite managed to leave.

Child to true hippie parents, Odylle was raised with music and soon a foreigner’s night out in Istanbul turned into the comical song “Istanbul Bana Ne Yaptin” (Istanbul what did you do to me?!). With the help of her friends and some university equipment, Odylle shot an equally cheeky videoclip. The amateur clip turned a little viral, a first festival was interested, and Fleur Odylle got a band together.

Together with production company It Is Red,  musicians Bora Bekiroglu, Koray Üsgülen, Alpar Lü and Emre Kula and Fleur Odylle released their first album called “Istanbul Bana Ne Yaptin” – (“Istanbul what did you do to me?”), 12 tracks of original poppy jazz songs.

The Dutch compositions, Turkish arrangements, English lyrics and universal spirit has proven itself time and again to be a winning mix on- and off stage.

Lyrics

Sweet Little Fight

Written By: Fleur Odylle

Waking up with a bad mood
So I later understood
lays down the root
of the rest of the day

Oh oh

He is appealing
to a feeling
I put behind the ceiling
and it comes down with a ferocious blast

Oh oh

Under my nose he rubs
stop to mobilize the mob
a bed that’s not made up
still sleeps pretty fine

O o o and I said you are right
and he said o o o
such a sweet little fight

He’s bringing to the fore
that I forgot to lock the door
dude we’re not an Apple store
need I say more?

O o o and he said you are right
and I said o o o
such a sweet little fight

I am stepping in
those plastic bags you bring are way too thin
they won’t keep in trash from the bin
nor of our minds

o o o and he said you are right
and I said o o o
such a sweet little fight

Touch Down

Written By: Fleur Odylle

I run and keep on running
and I jump a fence or two
and when I'm done with running
I'm not quite through

because there is always biking
and don't forget I climb
the steeper and the deeper
the less I draw a line

Run run run!
Pass pass!
Run run! Go go! Kick it!
Touch down!

I rush and keep on rushing
and I break a fence or two
and when I am done with rushing
I am not quite through

Because there is always flying
and don't forget I swim
waves are for denying
I will dive right in

Run run run!
Pass pass!
Run run! Go go! Kick it!
Touch down!

Don’t you worry I will make it
Gain it all
Don’t you worry I will make it
Take it all
Not sane at all

Istanbul Bana Ne Yaptin

Written By: Fleur Odylle

I’m ready to go I am off to Taksim square
It’s not that far away I could walk but I don't care
I hold a taxi I say "Taksime lütfen"
the guy looks in the mirror yabanci is what I am

O the Bosphorus glows and the sky is red
This city flows I'll never ever get to bed
10 çay 1 raki a day I do fit in
I even threw my agenda away
Istanbul bana ne yaptin

Off to Nevizade kafasi güzel
Try to shake my hips Asena gibi degil o well
There’s another drink “Eyvallah” he says “Baminsin”
Turkish family relations are different but bacinmiyim?

O the Bosphorus glows and the sky is red
This city flows I'll never ever get to bed
10 çay 1 raki a day I do fit in
I even threw my agenda away
Istanbul bana ne yaptin

It's 5 in the morning time to go
Beyoglu is empty travestiler on the show
I smell our last stop from afar
a juicy oily Taksimburger at Kizilkayalar

O the Bosphorus glows and the sky is red
This city flows I'll never ever get to bed
10 çay 1 raki a day I do fit in
I even threw my agenda away
Istanbul bana ne yaptin

Difficult People

Written By: Fleur Odylle

Easy-going boys should not be trusted
easy-going boys just go away
Because life isn’t easy for one
neither is going by the way

Easy-going men should not be trusted
easy-going men just go away
Because life isn’t easy for one
neither is going by the way

Here is my praise for difficult people
Because difficult people are never the same
You got to know the language though
But then you got one hell of a game to play

Easy-going girls should not be trusted
easy-going girls just go away
Because life isn’t easy for one
neither is going by the way

Here is my praise for difficult people
Because difficult people are never the same
You got to know the language though
But then you got one hell of a game to play

Inside Jokes

Written By: Fleur Odylle

You hate Celine Dion
You think she’s nagging and over the top
you told me you love me when from a nearby shop
it sounds ‘My heart will go on’

It’s integrity that lacks
you just said when a lady in a fur
passes us by and though she’s in a spur
we still spot the eco-logo on her bag

O I love your smile
the little twinkling in your beautiful eyes
and I know besides us
nobody chuckles nor pokes
I love our inside jokes

In the family clan
you’re a big hit with your lawyer attempts
I get the ‘good catch’ you flirt with my aunt
but they don’t know you failed all but one exam

O I love your smile
the little twinkling in your beautiful eyes
and I know besides us
nobody chuckles nor pokes
I love our inside jokes

Discography

Odylle - Istanbul Bana Ne Yaptin
Released: Feb 17, 2012
@ 2012 It Is Red

Set List

Inside Jokes
Istanbul Bana Ne Yaptin
Sweet Little Fight
Cat On Lap
Difficult People
All About
Swing
Clouds
Don't Wanna Dance (cover)
Bad Chocolate
Touchdown
You'll Never Be Lonely
Bugs Bunny
Snowman
Happy Silence
Be Reasonable
Bad Chocolate
Kiss is not a Kiss
Tiptoes
Don't Know How to End a Show