heady strain of alt-pop, and disarming persona
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Since her debut album Nightswim entered the ether in 2013, Owl Eyes has built a devoted fan base with her vulnerable songwriting, heady strain of alt-pop, and disarming persona. Having toured extensively with Flight Facilities – which saw her take to the stage at Glastonbury and Coachella – and lending her vocal and writing flair to fellow artists’ projects, Owl Eyes has spent the last few years deep in writing for her recent EP Invisible Woman. Her first solo body of work for some time marks a turning point for the musician, one that came from an intentional effort to carve out space for herself and double down on her own sound.
At the end of 2018, that intent manifested in the release of ‘On Me’ – at its crux, about the visceral feeling of longing and unrequited love. But layered with tightly honed hooks, that lyrical gut punch became a feel-good fan favourite. It’s one of the things Owl Eyes does best: taking the uncomfortable (and often downright heartbreaking) and spinning it into gold.
Invisible Woman is the captivatingly vulnerable EP from Owl Eyes, the moniker of Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Brooke Addamo. Over six phenomenal tracks, Invisible Woman details the journey of love and heartbreak in its many varying stages. However, while heartfelt in nature, Addamo has delivered an element of spice that fans may not expect from the alt-pop star. Invisible Woman is reinforced with the kind of silent strength and conviction that only comes from a woman who has built herself back together, only to return stronger than ever.
It’s a confidence she carried into a fresh set of live dates, as Owl Eyes toured for a handful of festivals including For The Love, Beyond The Valley, and Snow Machine in Japan. “Performing is probably my favourite part of the process,” says Addamo. “I’m enjoying working on my set and growing my live performance. Playing ‘Invisible Woman’ at my launch shows earlier in the year was a very special moment for me.”
In and around her hectic touring commitments, Owl Eyes has been refining her craft both as an artist and songwriter. She has found time around tour dates to write on her own and collaboratively in LA and in Europe. One such collaboration seeing her flex her songwriting prowess on Slumberjack’s mammoth hit ‘Fracture (feat. Vera Blue)’ which is approaching 7 million streams.
With more music hanging in her wings, we can’t wait to see what else Owl Eyes has in store.