12/11/2014 – Kelly Lee Owens-Arthur (2014)

B-Side outshines A-Side

 

 

Kelly Lee Owens has done something clever. Well, technically she’s done a few clever things, but one of her best ideas, was to drip release her debut single. Instead of giving us the A and B-Side, she released the A side (Lucid) and now she’s dropped the B-Side, Arthur.

 

 

Opening with field recordings of birds, babbling brooks and rain, this is about as far away from the A-Side as you can get. However all is not what it seems. Just when you think Owens has gone all Basil Kirchin, a luscious vocal comes in, then slowly the bass and drums flood the mix. Instead of singing Owens is using her voice in the most ethereal way. To put it this way, if I was a sailor in ancient times and I heard this voice coming from an island I’d be up for exploring.

 

 

Musically however this is far from ethereal. Underneath Owen’s vocals is a serious track. It throbs, pulsates and bangs in all the right places. This is thanks in part to Ghost Culture’s production. Together they have crafted something special, that not only complements Lucid, but is a great song in its own right (as all good B-Sides are).

 

 

 

 

November 2014

 

 

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9 comments
  1. Tea Fijala said:

    It’s not my kind of thing, but thank you for sharing!

  2. Well…It starts off to something I didn’t expect. Not really my style of music, but thanks for sharing.

  3. Daniel Kerns said:

    I think it’s pretty dull. Sounds like elevator music..

  4. I have to admit, I kept waiting for the big entrance but I never got it. I do like it just wish there was something bigger around midway through.

  5. What was the time frame in between the two releases? That seems unprecedented to me. I have never heard of another artiste that did that. But then again, I don’t know too much about the world of music.

  6. I’ve learn a lot today. Especially music. Thank you for sharing

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