We’re excited to premiere “Still Coming Of Age” from Grimalkin collective member Elizabeth Owens. On this four song acoustic/unplugged, Owens offers four serene, morose, compositions accented by lush vocal layerings which blend with the strings perfectly. Owens at once crafts a warming mix of voice, strings and piano for a enchanting effect on the listener. Somewhere between modern classical and neo-folk, Owens stripped down compositions offer a glimpse into a distant unknown land we aren’t quite familiar with yet. Owens holds a dramatic tension between the different elements, perhaps most effectively in favorite track Growing Pain (unplugged) where Owens begins to channel a Meredith Monk esque vibe, between voice and keys which is no small feat, nor familiar territory for most. A splendid ending to a starkly minimal and strong EP. Listen now in full below and pick up the album today .
Elizabeth Owens (they/them) lives in Richmond, VA and is a Grimalkin collective member. Still Coming of Age is the unplugged baby sister of Elizabeth Owens’ debut record, Coming of Age, released in September 2018. Available digitally and on limited edition lathe cut and cassette, this 4 track release includes unique, unplugged versions of songs from the original album and a new track titled “Rabbits.” Arranged for piano, Celtic harp and voice, “Still Coming of Age” offers a glimpse of the musical direction Owens is taking next, while thematically symbolizing Elizabeth’s personal saga with alcohol abuse and recent recovery. A purchase of Still Coming of Age on lathe or cassette includes the full debut record, Coming of Age, as a bonus download. Still Coming of Age will be available on limited edition cassette and 10″ lathe cut. Proceeds from cassettes and digital only will go to the Virginia Anti-Violence Project.