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OLGA BELL | AMERICA EP
A companion to 2016’s critically-acclaimed Tempo—recognized as one of the year’s Top 20 Pop/R&B albums by Pitchfork—Olga Bell’s America EP is available everywhere as a surprise release on American Independence Day, July 4th. The EP features two searching, previously unreleased tracks “Special Leave” and “Cab Driver”, as well a remix of the portentous title track by Bristol-based grime virtuoso Kahn.
“…dance music as glimpsed through a funhouse mirror: strangely distorted, sometimes goofy, and deeply pleasing on a simple, almost childlike level.” Pitchfork
“This is soul music for the dance floor…a clever, courageous album deserving of a wide audience.” Loud & Quiet
Tempo was featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” around its release—listen to Bell’s conversation with host Scott Simon here. The album’s first single “Randomness” received a “Best New Track” designation from Pitchfork after it was premiered by Dummy, who described the house-influenced track as “the fuel of self-manifestation.” The Minister Akins-directed video premiered on i-D, who called the video “fire” and said of the track, “if you’re anything like us, you’ve probably had [it] stuck in your head since it surfaced earlier this month.”
The album’s second single “ATA” was premiered on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio by DJ Julie Adenuga, who raved, “Music lovers: every once in a while a tune comes around that makes you stop…Thank you, THANK YOU for making this music.” The video for “ATA” premiered via VICE’s The Creators Project. A collaboration with Tokyo-based artist and programmer Baku Hashimoto (featuring photography by Josh Wool), the site calls the video “surreal, dark and beautiful.
02 America (Instrumental)
03 America (Kahn Remix)
04 Special Leave
5 Cab Driver
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