Odesza, stylized as ODESZA is an American electronic music duo from Seattle consisting of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight. The group was formed in 2012 shortly before Mills and Knight graduated from Western Washington University. Their debut album, "Summer's Gone", was released in 2012 to much acclaim in the underground electronic music community. Following "Summer's Gone", ODESZA released their first EP in 2013 entitled, "My Friends Never Die".
Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight met during their freshman year at Western Washington University. However, they did not began collaborating musically until their senior year in 2012. The duo quickly released their debut LP, "Summer's Gone", on September 5 later that year. Their debut EP, "My Friends Never Die", was released a year later in 2013. As a child, Knight was classically trained in piano and later learned guitar.
Odesza derive their name from Mills' uncle's ship, which sank. Only his uncle and one other crew mate survived. They also claim that the name is a variant of "Odessa", however that spelling was already in use by another band. Therefore they settled on replacing one "s" with a "z".