Lyttelton musician Kate Owen is launching a story-driven accompaniment to her debut album, Not A Proper Girl, with a Behind The Songs series. This personally crafted layer of candid storytelling is set to premiere through her new website www.kateowen.co.nz from the 14th of September.
Initially created to fill the void of a planned live tour, which was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the new project visually elaborates on the themes of Kate’s long-playing debut, through the exploration of the personal topics that underpin her March release. This series of short films, conceptualised, directed and edited by Kate herself, is an intimate discussion with Kate as she shares her observations and anecdotes distilled from her life’s journey.
Kate has collaborated with NZ musicians Emma Cameron (Emma Dilemma/Decades) and solo artist Katie Thompson on the digital realisation of the project, which was made possible by the Creative New Zealand Arts Continuity grant.
Kate Owen will bring her nous for story-telling and material from her critically-acclaimed debut back to the stage with a series of intimate live dates, resuming her Covid-cancelled album tour in celebration of the Behind The Songs project release. She will be joined by Christchurch musicians Moses Robbins (guitar), Thomas Isbister (drums) and Kurt Preston (bass). Kate will also record a live set on the 26th of September as part of Alex Harmer’s Ōtautahi Live sessions. This live version of the album will be released in November via www.kateowen.co.nz.
Not A Proper Girl - Album Release Tour
3 October Grater Goods, Christchurch
24 October Third Eye, Wellington
31 October Freida Margolis, Auckland
Tickets available now through undertheradar.co.nz.
Sign up here to view the short film series: www.kateowen.co.nz/napg