Wednesday, 1 April 2020
Introducing: Eve Owen
This new singer might have just three of her own tracks out in the world, but they are of such divine quality that there are high hopes for her debut album Don't Let The Ink Dry released on May 8th.
If Eve Owen is a name you recognise it might be because she’s just had a Radio 1 Hottest Record in the World on Annie Mac’s show (albeit hosted by Clara Amfo) or because of her association with The National, having provided vocals on Where Is Her Head from the album I Am Easy To Find. Eve also spent some time on tour with the band and Aaron Dessner has been working with Eve to produce her songs.
Eve’s music is gently enthralling; there’s enough space to allow it to breathe. Sometimes those breaths are gentle as if readying for sleep, such as on the piano ballad She Says and sometimes they're heavier, as you can find on the gritty and sparse guitar driven new track Blue Moon, a song of unrequited love. “Although my heart is a rambler, it stays so still for you,” she sings on her third of three Still For You. It’s delivered with a grace and unhurried charm that will no doubt emit gentle coos and sighs from audiences wherever she plays.
Apparently Eve is the daughter of actor Clive Owen so clearly the desire to perform runs in the blood; and with such gorgeous music as this, there’s bound to be an audience for her to do just that. Certainly Eve was top of my list to see at this year's now cancelled Great Escape Festival in Brighton. Hopefully there will be plenty more opportunities to see her in the future once this pesky virus is controlled.
Eve Owen - Blue Moon (Edit: New Soundcloud embed posted 29/4/20)
Eve Owen - She Says (Video)
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