Photo: Sanna Lehto
Helsinki art pop trio Ocelot, led by the distinctive vocals of composer and multi-instrumentalist Emilia Pennanen, have released their pensive piano and bass driven new single ‘Hämärä’ (“Twilight”). It’s a track where the title acts both as a metaphor for uncertainty and love unrequited with Pennanen’s contorted vocals tracing the edges of the fading light and ushering us into an eventual darkness that signifies both closure and renewal.
Hämärä follows up their debut single from earlier this year ‘Sä et saa mua’ (‘You Don’t Get Me’) and both tracks will appear on their debut four track EP they recorded in the European summer with Cats of Transnistria’s Tuomas Alatalo. That’s set for early 2019. And as for Pennanen’s anomalous vocals? Those who cannot penetrate her quixotic tonalities will fail to uncover the boundless intuitive beauty on offer and miss out on making a lasting connection with both aural artistry and pop authencity.
Listen to ‘Hämärä’ below and get it digitally here through Soliti Records. Highly recommended.
You can find this track and 29 other varietal pop beauties in our New Independent Electronic Pop Playlist here on Spotify.
From the single, ‘Hämärä’, Soliti.
Cover Art : Maria Tasula