You, Forever (New LP)Sam Evian
Label: Saddle Creek
You, Forever is Owens's first foray into a more soul-baring sensibility and places the artist directly in the sightlines and heartlines of his listeners. The album (as well as 2017"s 'Need You,' a collaboration with the multi-hyphenate musician Chris Cohen) was written on the heels of his experience touring Premiumwith his band and was recorded across the latter half of last year. The tours'which included opening shows for bands like Whitney, Teenage Fanclub, Luna, Nick Hakim and Lucius'taught him much about feel and interaction. Further fueled by a desire to escape from the glow of screens and to embrace a sense of limitation, he quickly developed a new set of instrumental songs written for a band rather than just himself and recorded them on a Tascam four-track cassette recorder in his parents' house in North Carolina.