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After an assured vocal feature on The National’s ‘Where Is Her Head’ last year, Eve Owen garnered more attention with the release of the lovely ‘So Still For You’ in January this year.

Although these are very early days for London-based songwriter Eve Owen, she’s already making quite the impression. With just a handful of singles shared so far, Eve has already played a number of well-received headline shows, as well as supporting the likes of Hayden Thorpe, and was, prior to recent events, set to head out supporting The National. Eve’s links to The National run deeper than just a support slot though, her debut album, Don’t Let The Ink Dry, was recorded with the band’s guitarist, Aaron Desner, in New York, and she even helped with the recording of Where Is Her Head, from their I Am Easy To Find record.

This week, Eve has shared the latest track from, Don’t Let The Ink Dry, the delightfully crunchy sounding, Blue Moon. The track marked something of a turning point for Eve’s recorded output, as it was the first time she’d ever sang with electric guitar. The rawer sounding guitar tone gives Blue Moon a certain wildness, matched in Eve’s free and spontaneous vocal, that in her own words, was an attempt, “to capture some sort of Stevie Nicks atmosphere”. It’s a testament to the songwriting here that so much is captured with just voice and guitar, as Eve channels a spirit of “unrequited love, but not the hurtful kind”. The track is a reflection on an admiration so strong, you’re happy just to be friends with that person, as Eve explains, “I think when you take it upon yourself to truly accept unrequited love and still keep it, is when you’re finally becoming stronger again”. Eve Owen may be be a young songwriter taking her first steps into the sometimes cruel musical world, listening to Blue Moon, you wouldn’t bet against her soaring to the very top.n Yesterday’s release, ‘Blue Moon’, is just as strong. Building with classical instrumentation and soaring vocals, Owen sings of a deep appreciation and devotion, formed into the image of a blue moon.

Her album, which was produced by Aaron Dessner, will be released on 37d03d Records – a collective set up by Dessner and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.

From the forthcoming album Don’t Let The Ink Dry, out May 8th on 37d03d.

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Eve Owen is a singer-songwriter based in London. “‘So Still For You’ is about how fleeting love can be, but how permanent words are,” explains Owen. “By sharing my love in a song, it lasts forever.” Of the video, Hannah Owen says, “We had a clear idea of what the song meant to us but we were equally really in love with the idea of seeing what came naturally once a camera was put in front of Eve. It’s so lovely to work as a two-person team. Every idea is valid and a strong contender—we can just play and follow whatever feels fun. The song is led by a delicate balance of vulnerability and wild power. I think for the video we just wanted to explore both themes honestly and see where it led us visually.” Eve is also known for having lent vocals to The National song “Where Is Her Head” from the band’s most recent album, I Am Easy To Find.

From the forthcoming album Don’t Let The Ink Dry, out May 8th on 37d03d.