VOCAL FIREBRAND OWLLE RELEASES NEW EP ‘FOG’ IN U.S. ON JANUARY 27th
EP Emblazoned With Sublime New Remixes Of Song Culled From Owlle’s Acclaimed ‘France’ Album Released In U.S. This Past Fall
(January 12, 2015, New York, NY) Alluring, iconoclastic, crimson ingénue Owlle, the innovative “dream-pop” composer-singer drawing accolades from indie music corners and mainstream culture-watchers, is releasing a special EP here in the U.S. – Fog – available on January 27th.
The ethereal vocalist’s acclaimed U.S. debut album FRANCE was released this past fall in the states on Sony Music, and included the original version of “Fog” among 11 other tracks, and a bonus offering. The upcoming EP includes the Andrea Remix and Broad Bean Band Remix, sonically stamped with Owlle’s otherworldly aplomb.
The French born Owlle also dented the pop radar in 2013 for producing a highly touted Depeche Mode remix for their song “Heaven,” as well as a critically lauded remix for Sia’s “Chandelier,” but it’s her atmospheric personal soundscapes and daunting presence that has set the female firebrand apart from generic-sounding wailers in 2014/15. Owlle has earned international kudos for her subtly seductive balancing act, confidently proffering minimalist/low-fi/electro-tribal musical architecture to brush up against luxurious vocal arrangements, deftly capturing a hard-to-come-by authenticity under all that flaming red hair; Snaring comparisons to female trailblazers such as Kate Bush, Grimes, Lykke Li and even Lorde, along the way – she’s already shown a knack for sneaking the eerily transcendent with the beguilingly catchy pop tune.
Displaying a keen visual sense, as well, Owlle’s most recent video “Creed,” extracted from her FRANCE album, walks the delicate tripwire between the substantive and the absurd, featuring a non-plussed Owlle, a flexing female corral of dancers in all shapes & sizes, and a black leathered ‘Permaid’ (Owlle spied the performance artist in her onyx mermaid suit and was thrilled to spotlight her in the ‘improvised’ video) propped in the middle of a laundry mat, among other Los Angeles locales. “I was on break after two years of touring,” says Owlle. “A time of complete freedom & fun…my creed.”; the infectious Owlle doctrine is also served up in the billowing EP Fog. Like her previous breakout single, “Ticky Ticky,” Fog is sure to continue the praise mounting around the inventive songmaker:
“Owlle channels a dark glamorous vibe…” – CMJ Magazine
“A captivating voice that resonates with the sound of midnight…” – i-D Magazine
“Darkly danceable electro-pop with hints of euphoria…” – Notion Magazine (UK)
« Owlle …finds her bliss in solitude. Her shadowy electropop tunes reverberate with the tremors of midnight and the eerie afterglow of dancefloors long abandoned… » – Black Book
“She’s only been on the scene for a couple of years,” says Nylon Magazine, “but already the singer, songwriter and composer has accumulated a following overseas.”
Claiming influences as diverse as her repertoire – Portishead, Brian Eno, Madonna, among others – her unique perspective and haunting vocal/mixing acumen (she says remixes are her ‘hobby’) snagged her studio time with
producer David Kosten early on (Bat For Lashes, Natalie Imbruglia); Her magnetic presence has taken her as far as Moscow, Shangai and Sao Paulo , to name a few. Not bad for a French girl with a passion for singing in English. “When I think in English I feel free,” she says.
And what about her stage name – just whoooooo is Owlle…really?
“Owlle is a feminized version of the world ‘owl,’” she says. “I added the French word ‘elle’ (which means ‘her’ in
French). The word doesn’t actually exist. It’s unique only to me.” Just like her music.
Check out Fog Andrea Remix here: https://soundcloud.com/owlle/fog-andrea-remix