Kelly Lee Owens is an electronic producer, songwriter, and bass player from Wales, UK. Learning bass and drums at a young age, Kelly became inspired to create dance music after working in London record stores. She portrays a high level of intimacy in her music, frequently utilizing a blend of looped vocals and unique rhythms while exploring a variety of moods. Kelly’s discography features a range of dynamics, shifting from drifting tones and distant vocals to driving club beats.
One of the most vital debuts of 2017 was the self-titled album from Kelly Lee Owens – a pristine opus of an album which was as hauntingly evocative as it was thrillingly propulsive. It heralded the arrival of a singular new talent, with everyone from the Guardian and Mixmag to Vogue and Pitchfork all voting it as one of the albums of 2017.
In the wake of a run of incredible remixes for St Vincent, Jenny Hval and more, Owens recently remixed one of her all-time heroes, Björk, with an incredible rework of her track ‘Arisen My Senses’.
2018 saw Owens continue to tour globally, including appearances at Roskilde Festival, All Points East, Montreux Jazz Festival, Pukklepop, Greenman and a US run at Pitchfork Festival Chicago and Capitol Hill Seattle. She capped off the year supporting Jon Hopkins in London & Manchester, as well as her own sold-out Village Underground headline show. In 2019, Jon Hopkins and Kelly Lee Owens teamed up for their first collaborative single, ‘Luminous Spaces’.
Owens’ critically acclaimed 2020 album ‘Inner Song’ further represents her mastery of writing tracks that contain sonic and emotional multitudes. Most recently, Kelly composed the official FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 theme song ‘Unity’, along with all the competition’s sonic branding.