One of the most vital debuts of last year was the self-titled album from Kelly Lee Owens – a pristine opus of an album which was 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 her 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.
2019 saw Jon Hopkins and Kelly Lee Owens team up for their first collaborative single. “Luminous Spaces”.