Album tip: Kelly Lee Oswald

Get the weekly rundown
Sign up to receive THE FUN never stops!, our weekly A&E newsletter

I recently discovered Welsh-born musician Kelly Lee Owens while listening to Spotify — she’s a new artist making waves in Europe’s electronic, dream-pop music scene and catching the attention of music writers worldwide. I didn’t know anything about her, though, until “Bird,” a track on her recently released self-titled debut album, played over my Spotify discover playlist. And let’s just say this: it was love at first listen. Owens’ music is gently introspective and minimalistic. A combination of casual house beats you would hear in Berlin with ’80s-inspired synthesizers, as well as other musical influences such as Indian sitars and arpeggiated chimes. It’s effortlessly cool. And though the album is being released into an already saturated electronic music scene, it still feels original  — a very pleasant surprise indeed. — Mary Biekert

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Stories that may interest you

Ben Platt moves away from 'Dear Evan Hansen' with new album

Ben Platt, who won the best actor Tony award in 2017 for 'Dear Evan Hansen,' has released his debut album


Moves like Jagger: Mick's partner debuts Stones-themed dance

A recovering Mick Jagger made an appearance _ sort of _ at the premiere of partner Melanie Hamrick's new ballet based on Rolling Stones songs


Review: Glen Hansard brings familiar intensity to latest set

Music Review: Glen Hansard's work has always conveyed brooding intensity, and his latest work, "This Wild Willing," is no exception


The drama productions at Norwich Free Academy are ever-expanding

The cast is expansive, consisting of 26 students. Another 20 to 30 teens are working behind the scenes.

TRENDING

PODCASTS