Odelia Kaly is a 15-year-old high school student and fashion-lover who calls her love for Edward Shape and The Magnetic Zeros “a spiritual experience.”
In Odelia’s blog to The Huffington Post, titled “Soul Food,” she talks about first discovering Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros when she was 13 and how the band has helped her through those awkward post-middle school years.
“Their voices crack(ed), they clap(ped) and stomp(ed), they were (are) loud and they didn’t (don’t) care, they love(d) the universe with no reserve,” she says. “Me: a frightened quiet middle school graduate with too much to do. I wanted whatever it was that they had. I played the CD on repeat, all 16 songs, and I prayed for a gust of fairy-dust-wind to whisk me away and take me to the magical land in which I could find all these wonderful and foreign things of which they spoke.”
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