Producer Kelly Lee Owens has released “On,” the third single from her upcoming sophomore album Inner Song.
“On” blends Owens’ delicate vocals with a sparkling beat that slowly builds into a distorted techno bounce. It arrived with a music video, directed by Kasper Häggström, that follows an adorable dog embarking on a bleak drive with its owner across the countryside. Canine lovers be warned: it has a heartbreaking ending.
“This is perhaps the most intimate and personal song I’ve written so far—the two halves of the track reflect upon sad acceptances of the truth and then the joyous aftermath of liberation that can come from that,” Owens said of “On” in a press release.
“This can definitely be heard in the production and arrangement of the track—the first half sonically connecting to the inner revelations and the second half, the liberation in action, the forward motion.”
Inner Song follows Owens’ 2017 self-titled debut. Besides previously released singles “Night” and “Melt!,” it will also feature a cover of Radiohead’s “Arpeggi” and a song featuring John Cale on vocals.
Inner Song will be released on August 28 via Smalltown Supersound. Watch the video for “On” here: