O Future announces 'Immaculate' EP and shares video for "And You're Mine"
Updated: Feb 24, 2021
O Future is an electronic duo and art collective mixing electronic music with symphony orchestra and voice, consisting of Katherine Mills Rymer originally from South Africa and Jens Bjornkjaer of Denmark.
O Future have returned from the darkness to announce their new EP, Immaculate, due out on February 18 via One Half Records, and deliver the beautiful video for "And You're Mine".
The trippy visual accompanies the beautiful string arrangements throughout, captifying the viewer and listener with its experimental palettes and textures. O Future also does it all: they colored, edited, produced, and directed the video which a testament to their dedication and art. I cannot wait for February 18 to come any sooner, I have a feeling this EP is going to be one of the best records/art of 2021.
"We made this song during Covid, so it has those emotional swoops and valleys of both good and bad whirling it’s way around the song. It is obviously a straight-up love song, and I wrote it with elements of beauty, intimacy, time, and ownership of the beloved as the main legs of the song. The sub current, as for a lot of things I write about deals with intensity and excessive hyperbolic intimacy and 12th-century hermit emotions. Sometimes we hear the song and it seems to us like a soft kiss on a lightning storm island." - O Future
Now residing in Los Angeles, O Future continues to gleefully defy the rules and subvert the common expectation that "it's all been done before". Since 2013, the duo has released three full-length albums and has been lauded by TheNew York Times, The Guardian, as well as Pitchfork. Their live shows have been an unexpected excursion into an electronic and acoustic set with their songs being stretched in a largely improvised manner over live instrumentation including saxophone, bass, and flute.
On their new EP Immaculate, the duo offers an unflinching look into their world, highlighting and emphasizing the importance of identity and love in the process. The EP opens with the daunting “And You’re Mine”, boasting O Future’s layered, cinematic arrangements with sweet, melodic vocals, whilefinishing the journey with “Meat”, a song about the idea that a new self is emerging. “The conclusions we have reached while making the record was that the most important thing is intimacy, love and skin on skin humanity,” they say.
O Future has scored for The Royal Danish Theatre and films for Lars von Trier (Melancholia) as well as Ai Weiwei’s ‘Vivos’, which premiered at Sundance in 2020. Most recently, they have Scored the newly released documentary ‘7 Years of Lukas Graham’ (and just got nominated for the Danish prestigious Robert Award), composed 4 'algorithmic' operas, are currently scoring an indie feature film titled Ambrosia in which Katherine stars as lead actress, as well as made physical and digital visual artworks for the likes of Martin de Thurah (Kanye West, Fever Ray, James Blake). In 2021, O Future will also be starring alongside Patti Smith and Thurston Moore for a track on the anniversary vinyl album of Allen Ginsberg’s 1971 book “The Fall of America”.
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