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Kelly Lee Owens and Jon Hopkins Team Up for New Seven-Minute Song “Luminous Spaces”

Song Due Out as a 12-Inch Single on January 24, 2020 via Domino

Dec 05, 2019 Kelly Lee Owens
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British electronic musicians Kelly Lee Owens and Jon Hopkins have teamed up for a seven-minute long new song, “Luminous Spaces.” It was originally intended to be an Owens remix of Hopkins’ “Luminous Beings” but morphed into its own thing once the pair got into the studio together. The song is available digitally now and will be released as a 12-inch single on January 24, 2020 via Domino. Listen to it below.

In a press release Hopkins had this to say about working with Owens: “This project started as something very different from what you’re hearing now - I wanted Kelly to do a straight remix of ‘Luminous Beings.’ I sent her the parts, but what she sent back just felt like something totally new, and had the potential to be so much more than a remix. She’d recorded these beautiful, uplifting vocal lines and had come up with joyous new riffs that recalled for me the best bits of the ‘90s trance/euphoria that I had grown up loving. I got a beautiful sense of nostalgia and a true heart-lifting joy the first time I heard it, and it was so painless to take it from there to a finished piece - related and born out of ‘Luminous Beings’ but very much its own thing.”

Owens had this to say about working with Hopkins: “‘Luminous Spaces’ initially began as a remix I did for Jon, which I also wrote vocals on top of. I sent the whole track to Jon for feedback and this lead to the start of a more collaborative effort, with him adding extra sound design/production, and a new intro and outro, which I loved! The exchanging of ideas back and forth made it an extra special process for us and is why he decided to upgrade it to a full and proper collaboration. Our worlds truly colliding!”

Hopkins’ last album was 2018’s Singularity, also released via Domino and containing “Luminous Beings.”

Read our review of Singularity and our interview with Hopkins on the album.

Owens released her self-titled debut album via Smalltown Supersound in 2017 (it was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017).

Back in May Owens shared two new songs, “Let It Go” and “Omen,” with “Let It Go” making our Songs of the Week list.

Read our 2017 interview with Kelly Lee Owens.

Jon Hopkins Polarity 2020 Tour Dates:

Tue. March 3 - Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
Thu. March 5 - Gateshead, UK @ Sage Gateshead
Fri. March 6 - Dublin, IE @ Bord Gais Energy Theatre - SOLD OUT
Fri. March 13 - Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall
Sat. March 14 - Bath, UK @ The Forum
Sun. March 15 - Brighton, UK @ Dome
Wed. March 18 - London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall - SOLD OUT
Fri. March 20 - Paris, FR @ Salle Pleyel
Wed. March 25 - Copenhagen, DK @ Koncerthuset - Koncertsalen
Thu. March 26 - Stockholm, SE @ Gota Lejon
Fri. March 27 - Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
Sun. March 29 - Helsinki, FI @ Helsinki Music Centre
Tue. March 31 - Hamburg, DE @ Laeiszhalle
Wed. April 1 - Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal
Thu. April 2 - Berlin, DE @ Philharmonie
Sat. April 4 - The Hague, NL @ Rewire

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