Grimalkin Records is honored to present our first physical release by Elizabeth Owens. They are a member of this collective and do much of the artwork and design for the label, as well as assisting in organizing local shows and events in RVA for the label.
Coming of Age is their debut album. They are a Richmond-based artist. Loosely held by a narrative fairy tale, the album follows the lone journey of a young princess who awakens from a deep slumber to discover she’s been trapped in tower for many years. Thirsty for meaning (and with the help of her past and future selves), the princess escapes the tower and journeys into the unknown to discover the truth about who she is and how and why she was locked away.
Composed, arranged and mixed by Owens, this dreamy psychedelic/folk-rock fairy tale is an intimate, autobiographical work. Home-video soundscapes offer cinematic glimpses into their emotional world, while sparkling (sometimes heavy) guitar lines paired with raw lyrics express slices of wisdom as bright melodic truths.
“My hope for this record has always been personal. Music is therapy for me, and spiritual growth, and I think these past two years a lot of my work has necessarily been about unlearning painful habits and myths and being really honest about what it takes to be and do better for the world. When you’ve been taught countless ways to hate yourself, the hardest thing to come to terms with is the understanding that forgiveness and self-compassion is key. Bravery and vulnerability are not mutually-exclusive; in fact, they really need each other. Princesses can be warriors (and witches!) and vice versa.”
Additional extras for this release are forthcoming and we will post them once they are completed!!!
You can also purchase a CD of this album along with other extras like a USB drive version of album with extras, handmade artwork/print, care package bundle which includes items like their beautiful coloring book, as well as other older releases of theirs directly at elizabethowens.bandcamp.com
You can read some beautiful reviews of this record. This one is by Savannah Davanzo with The Music Mermaid: www.themusicmermaid.com/home/richmond-singer-songwriter-elizabeth-owens-debut-album-coming-of-age
This thoughtful one from Liam Doyle of Various Small Flames:
This wonderful one from Travis Shosa of Counterzine can be found here: counterzine.com/2019/01/22/elizabeth-owens-coming-of-age/
and here on United Cassettes: unitedcassettes.com/review-elizabeth-owens-coming-of-age-grimalkin-records/
This beautiful one from Doug Nunnally of the Auricular in RVA:
Another kind interview from Indie Witches here:
released September 8, 2018
All songs composed, arranged, and mixed by Elizabeth Owens.
Elizabeth Owens: guitar, vocals, bowed psaltery, bass
Johnny Hargrove: guitar
Micah Barry: guitar and drums
Zachary Hanson: bass
James Gibian: drums
Dave Watkins: recording engineer