In our Sunday music slot at EILE, we bring you a real treat. Kansas-city native, Julia Othmer, singing Purple And Gray, from her new album, Sound. What a wonderful, slow, moody, dark ballad, totally pared back to reveal Julia’s soulful vocal. If you like the amazing Kristina Train’s Dark Black (both have colours as titles!) you will have an idea of what Purple And Gray sounds like. Purple And Gray is a collaboration between Julia and producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, James T. Lundie. About the album Julia says:
“I focused on writing with space around the words, with openness. There’s room for the listener to have their own interpretations, to make the songs their own […] James and I explore making music out of all kinds of things – kitchen gadgets, seed pods from the garden, anything and everything”.
Othmer is no slouch when it comes to live performances either. She has performed alongside icons, Sarah McLachlan, Emmylou Harris, and Heart, and has shared the stage with the likes of Amanda Palmer, Minnie Driver, Regina Spektor, Amos Lee, and John Waite. Julia has been hailed as “a piano-playing siren making a mark with her fiery, passionate performances,” (NXNE Festival Guide). Have a great Sunday!
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