Electronic musician Ouri returns next month with a new EP out on Ghostly International (home to Tycho, Gold Panda, Phantogram). Her more recent efforts have been defined by collaborations with rising Montreal vocalists and producers like Forever, Mind Bath, Odile Myrtil and Munya. But the forthcoming five-track release We Share Our Blood is 100% Ouri. Absent of any contributors, these will be the first songs to feature her own voice.
On the EP’s lead single, “Escape,” Ouri sings crystalline R&B melodies over lush drum and bass constructions. The track chugs forward with elegant urgency, gradually picking up intensity as Ouri’s vocals become dissolve into a chorus of soulful humming. Like most her songs, “Escape” marries the worlds of dance music and underground pop with effortless ease. Listen.
Watch Ouri and Mind Bath’s “Wild Mother” music video.
Watch the music video for the Ouri-produced Forever single “Falling”.