OCIE ELLIOTT Announces New EP ‘A Place’ Out Aug 27; Listen To Title Track
June 4, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Euphoric west coast indie-folk duo Ocie Elliott return today with the title track from their upcoming EP A Place, out August 27th. The song was born from a specific night in the summer of 2020 after the pair played one of their only live shows of the year. “It was a clear and warm night on a small, beautiful island and a certain feeling was in the air that needed to be put to music. It was a soft fusion of nostalgia and warmth mixed with a kind of melancholy––and it gave rise to an acute awareness and appreciation of the present moment,” they say.
A Place follows the release of their Slow Tide EP earlier this year, which was comprised of five tracks of modern folk painted in broad strokes of acoustic instrumentation and lyrical eloquence meant for nights under the stars, long drives with no destination, and quiet moments of reprieve.
Media Quotes For Slow Tide:
“tender and timeless” – American Songwriter
“poignant and haunting … fans of Beach House and Phantogram will find this one enchanting.” – Glide
“The perfect balance of tension and calm” – Ear To The Ground
“beautifully minimal” – Nu Music
“warm and wistful” – Mystic Sons
Ocie Elliott – Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy – met playing music at a festival on the small, wind-swept Salt Spring Island, where their love of music and the chemistry of their voices fostered an instant connection. Their musical partnership came to life in 2017 on EP. In between sharing stages with everyone from Mason Jennings and Sons Of The East to Kim Churchill and Joseph, they launched a series of covers on YouTube shot in the backseat of their Honda CRV, performing intimate renditions of Elliott Smith, Gillian Welch, John Prine, and Simon & Garfunkel, to name a few. On the heels of 2019’s We Fall In, the single “Run To You” appeared in a slew of television shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, Batwoman, Legacies and more.
2020 proved to be their most prolific year yet kickstarted by the In That Room EP, followed by the critically acclaimed Tracks EP. At the top of the summer and in the midst of the Global Pandemic, Sierra and Jon retreated to an oceanside bungalow in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island for three days. The peace around them melted into their songwriting and the end result was the Slow Tide EP.