One of Australia’s most-loved alt-pop darlings, Owl Eyes (Brooke Addamo), releases her first solo music for some time, the dreamy new single ‘On Me’. A poignant ode to finding power within oneself in the face on uncertainty, ‘On Me’ marks the anticipated return of Owl Eyes.
‘On Me’ showcases all that we have come to know and love when Owl Eyes comes to mind. On the single, Owl Eyes represents an honest fragility sitting tightly beside a humble strength that comes with growing into who you are as a person. Written and rewritten many times over the course of a year, ‘On Me’ has taken on a number of different personas, never quite feeling right for Brooke to release but also hanging in the wings like the shadow of a dream. It took an understanding and acceptance of her vulnerability for the song to truly come to the surface.
Produced in collaboration with Aeroplane, it wasn’t until he sent Brooke a version with added strings and cassette piano that the lyrics for the chorus finally came to her. Within 20 minutes, the rest of the song poured out of her
Over the last few years, Owl Eyes has been touring the world as a vocalist with Flight Facilities, the opportunity allowing her to perform to huge crowds across the globe including coveted slots at Coachella and Glastonbury. She features as the main vocalist on the duo’s live recording of their set at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
We can’t wait to see what else Owl Eyes has in store.