kelly lee owens More Than a Woman (12", £8.50)label: smalltown supersound
London-based producer Kelly Lee Owens has had a remarkable 2017 with the release of her self-titled, debut album via Smalltown Supersound and first North American tour. She’s been named one of the most exciting new artists to watch from the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Stereogum and many more. As the year winds down, Kelly releases a cover of Aaliyah’s “More Than A Woman” and a remix of her cover, on limited edition 12”. "My love and respect for Aaliyah as an artist / vocalist and Timbaland as a producer increased ten fold as I picked the track apart and understood how intricate and layered everything was. I chose to combine my favourite elements of the original track with my love of analogue production - a stripped down version, and an ode to Aaliyah, one of the greatest. The remix of my cover was something I wanted to write and produce that gave the original track new life, and also gave people a sense of power - it's unapologetic.” Kelly Lee Owens is a record that exudes a startling level of intimacy even in its largest-sounding moments. It brims with exploratory wonder as it bridges the gaps between cavernous techno, spectral pop, and Krautrock’s mechanical pulse, all the while delving into a variety of moods - sadness, anxiety, and darkly shaded ecstasy - with a trippy-eyed clarity and confidence.
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