Kelly Lee Owens – “On”

Kelly Lee Owens is now a couple months out from releasing her sophomore album, Inner Song. It was supposed to come out in April, but was pushed back due to the pandemic. We’ve already heard two great songs from it, though — “Melt!” and “Night” (the latter made our best songs of the week list) — and today we’re getting another track that’s simply called “On.” It’s anything but simple, though, mutating from an angelic choral pop song to a sweaty bubbling beat over the course of five minutes. “Right or wrong, no difference/ We don’t move forward,” Owens sings on it.

“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​,” she wrote 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.”

Watch a video for it below.

Inner Song is out 8/28 via Smalltown Supersound.