SLO RETURNS WITH BRAND NEW 4 TRACK EP ‘ATONE’
RELEASED 9TH SEPTEMBER
TITLE TRACK ‘ATONE (FEAT. BEARCUBS)’ AVAILABLE TO STREAM NOW
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“Minimal but all the more powerful because of it… her inspired crystal-clear voice pushed to the very front” THE FADER
“Heartbreaking, beautiful and a bit breathtaking” i-D
“SLO is a formidable force to keep one eye on at all times” THE LINE OF BEST FIT
“Beautifully moody vocals” EARMILK
“Luxurious and languid… honey-glazed tones and haunting honesty” COMPLEX UK
“The singer has a softness, a tenderness of touch which is simply devastating” CLASH
SLO (the project from Jess Mills) returns with a brand new 4 track EP, ‘Atone’. Released on 9th September, the EP is a breathtaking collection of new material that finds SLO progressing into hypnotically darker areas, while still showcasing her devastating and sophisticated songwriting – all delivered with her stirring vocal.
Written and produced with long-term collaborators Bearcubs, Henry Binns (Zero 7) and Brad Ellis (The Nextmen), the EP has been a year in the making. Well worth the wait, the collection is a masterclass in melding understated pop, R&B and spacious electronica with subtle elegance. Beautifully delicate layers are built on top of each other with ease, until headily texturized yet spacious crescendos are formed with immediately profound effect.
With the release of her first eponymous EP as SLO in 2015, the singer-songwriter rapidly racked up critical acclaim with The FADER, i-D, The Line Of Best Fit, EARMILK, Complex, CLASH, Idolator and many more. The year since was spent writing songs for the likes of Gorgon City, Joe Goddard and T?L?, and also saw Mills become an integral and influential member of leading refugee crisis charity Help Refugees.
The charity, founded by Radio X presenter Lliana Bird, writer and TV presenter Dawn O’Porter, activist and comedian Heydon Prowse (BBC’s The Revolution Will Not Be Televised) and friend Josie Naughton, work to raise funds and collect goods in response to the current refugee crisis. The charity have built over 1500 shelters at the time of writing and sent over 40 arctic lorries full of aid across Europe, and have consequently been covered in The Times, VICE, The Telegraph, The Independent, Huffington Post, Evening Standard, Glamour Magazine, NME, CLASH and more, as well as winning The Guardian’s Volunteer Organisation of The Month in October 2015 and appearing across BBC News, Good Morning Britain, BBC Breakfast, LBC and Channel 5 News.
Now ready to step back out with her second EP, SLO has revealed title track ‘Atone’, the lead single taken from the collection. The single was created in collaboration with revered songwriter/producer Bearcubs, who features on the track with his svelte production. The opening purity of SLO’s echoing vocals set the tone for a track that subtly winds its way to a gorgeously spaced out, minimal electronic climax, encompassing airy looped vocals, loose synths, tender beats and refined electronic jabs along the way.
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