Owl Eyes On Me

One of Australia’s most-loved alt-pop darlings, Owl Eyes (Brooke Addamo), today releases her first solo music for some time, the dreamy new single ‘On Me’. A poignant ode to finding power within oneself in the face on uncertainty, ‘On Me’ marks the anticipated return of Owl Eyes.

‘On Me’ showcases all that we have come to know and love when Owl Eyes comes to mind. On the single, Owl Eyes represents an honest fragility sitting tightly beside a humble strength that comes with growing into who you are as a person. Written and rewritten many times over the course of a year, ‘On Me’ has taken on a number of different personas, never quite feeling right for Brooke to release but also hanging in the wings like the shadow of a dream. It took an understanding and acceptance of her vulnerability for the song to truly come to the surface.

“It was being on the other side of the world surrounded by people at a party but still feeling lonely, while the only person I wanted to be with wouldn’t talk to me. Deep down I am a romantic. In its purest form, ‘On Me’ came from my adverse tendency to feel sorry for myself. I just hadn’t connected all the dots until I sat still for a minute in between intense periods of moving around and allowed myself to understand my truth,” she explains.

Produced in collaboration with Aeroplane, it wasn’t until he sent Brooke a version with added strings and cassette piano that the lyrics for the chorus finally came to her. Within 20 minutes, the rest of the song poured out of her.

Owl Eyes captured the hearts and minds of both fans and media with her hugely successful debut LP Nightswim (2013) which cultivated the young artist a legion of dedicated and loyal fans, not to mention widespread acclaim. Featuring the title track and fan favourite ‘Nightswim’ and lead single ‘Closure’ (over 3 million streams), Nighswim saw the Melbourne artist undertake a sold out national headline tour, extensive metro and regional tours, perform on national TV on RockWizz, head to the US for SXSW Festival and grace the cover of magazines throughout the country. Owl Eyes has also featured on tracks with the likes of Illy on ‘It Can Wait’ and on Flight Facilities’ smash hit ‘Heart Attack’.

Over the last few years, Owl Eyes has been touring the world as a vocalist with Flight Facilities, the opportunity allowing her to perform to huge crowds across the globe including coveted slots at Coachella and Glastonbury. She features as the main vocalist on the dance duo’s live recording of their set at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

In and around her hectic touring commitments, Owl Eyes has been refining her craft both as an artist and songwriter. She has found time around tour dates to write on her own and collaboratively in LA and in Europe. One such collaboration seeing her flex her songwriting prowess on Slumberjack’s mammoth hit ‘Fracture (feat. Vera Blue)’ which is approaching 7 million streams.

With more music hanging in her wings, we can’t wait to see what else Owl Eyes has in store.