Not a Proper Girl – CD

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Kate Owen’s debut album, ‘Not A Proper Girl’, recorded with Ben Edwards (The Sitting Room, Lyttelton), showcases her songs with rich textures including synth and strings, and strong rhythmic pulses from live kits and drums machines. The result is an album with a sound that has been likened to PJ Harvey and Julee Cruise (Twin Peaks), with a lyrical style echoing Jeff Buckley.

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‘Not A Proper Girl’, recorded with Ben Edwards (The Sitting Room, Lyttelton), showcases Owen’s songs with rich textures including synth and strings, and strong rhythmic pulses from live kits and drums machines. The result is an album with a sound that has been likened to PJ Harvey and Julee Cruise (Twin Peaks), with a lyrical style echoing Jeff Buckley.

Themes of isolation and grief run strong throughout the album. Song writing is how Kate has worked through life’s struggles; not feeling feminine enough as a young woman; losing her mother to mental illness and then suicide; never having children of her own; and in her own words her ‘disillusionment with romantic love as the modern holy grail of human connection’

 

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Released March 13, 2020

Played and sung by Kate Owen, Jonty O’Connor, Shane Bolingford, Tom Harris, Moses Robbins, Anita Clark, Elmore Jones, Ben Edwards, Mike Fordham.
All tracks written by Kate Owen.
Produced, recorded and mixed by Ben Edwards at The Sitting Room, Lyttelton, NZ.
Mastered by Chris Chetland at KOG, Auckland, NZ.
Photography by Justyn Rebecca Denny and Amanda Billing Artwork by Leon White Design.

For my Mum, Barbara Owen.
This album was made possible thanks to the generous contributions of 173 arts supporters who believed in me and my music. You know who you are.

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