CMU Approved

Approved: Kelly Lee Owens – CBM

By | Published on Thursday 8 September 2016

Kelly Lee Owens

The debut album from Kelly Lee Owens that was promised for this summer when she first appeared in this column last year has not been forthcoming. But she has announced that she’s signed to Smalltown Supersound and will release a new EP, ‘Oleic’, on 21 Oct, which will more than make do for now.

The first single from the EP, ‘CBM’, went live yesterday and sees Owens’ trajectory remaining firmly in the upward position. Musically, the track seems to play from somewhere in the distance, while at the same time completely enveloping you. And despite the lyrics consisting almost entirely of just three words, she still manages to paint an incredibly vivid picture.

As well as two more new tracks, the twelve-inch release of the EP will feature Owens’ excellent rework of Jenny Hval’s ‘Kingsize’. She’ll support Hval at Oslo in Hackney on 19 Oct too, which is a line-up well worth any journey.

Listen to ‘CBM’ here:

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