New & Noteworthy: otta – small hours

otta press shot by Lara Lavearenz.

Acquaint yourself with otta’s cosmic mingling of electronic music, UK jazz, future-pop, RnB and neo-soul.

The newcomer has just announced her debut EP, ‘after it all blew over’. Set for release early next year, ‘after it all blew over’ will comprise of five tracks all written, recorded, produced, engineered and performed by otta, with kwes lending additional production and mixing to the EP.

Speaking about the EP otta says, “I think the songs on this project were very much inspired by classic songwriting, I was listening to a lot of old pop music at the time as well as experimenting with electronic ambient music. This project was a product of finding a way to write structure into this in a way which feels natural whilst also sounding very much like a work in progress. I have always been very inspired by the production of Herbert, Dean Blunt and JPEGMAFIA, which sounds kind of chaotic in the best way whilst also feeling really natural.”

Alongside the news, otta has shared a new track ‘small hours’, listen to it below. Apart from her divine voice, the gorgeously arranged production and playful soundscape are to die for! 

‘small hours’ is a desirous taste of what’s yet to come from otta and a statement of intent ahead of 2020.   

small hours is out now. Buy here.  

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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