Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.
As he does each week, NPR Music writer and editor Stephen Thompson joins Here & Now with a new song. This week, he introduces us to The Notwist’s new track “Kong” from their new album “Close To The Glass.”
Thompson says listening to the German indie rock band, which has been around for 25 years, is like visiting old friends.
“Its members have dabbled in hardcore and jazz and hip-hop, but its newer albums are full of incredibly ingratiating, poppy sound collages,” Thompson says. “Singer Markus Acher has a wonderfully warm voice that sounds like a friend is talking to you. The band has been putting out records at a rate of about one every five or six years, so hearing him is like revisiting your best friend at a high school reunion.”