There's a little bit of country in the soul music of Denitia Odigie—or maybe it's the other way around. From attending Texas rodeos in the '90s to jam sessions in Brooklyn apartments today, the fierce duality of Odigie's music refuses to stop at lame attempts for categorization. Her airy voice is simultaneously subtle and knee-knockingly powerful, comfortingly familiar and totally unique. Her lyrics are uplifting yet often tinged with an exposed heartache. However, one element remains without its opposite: her unrelenting hard work.