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listen to a new song from sea oleena

charlotte loseth is breaking her silence.  under the moniker sea oleena, the montreal musician released a pair of gorgeous eps in 2010 and 2011, but took a lengthy hiatus to focus on her first full-length.  now backed by lefse records, sea oleena will release shallow on september 30th; if its lead single is any indication, this record will be a strong one.  “if i’m” slowly dunks oleena’s vocals into a pool of reverb and decay, her delivery becoming more and more obscured as the song progresses.  armed with a descending piano chord progression, sparse string offerings, and an abrupt timbral shift to arpeggiated guitars at its midway point, “if i’m” is an exercise in poignancy that sticks with an audience for all of the right reasons.  stream the track below.

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