“1st bite” By Antoniya & Ouri
Montreal artists Ouri and Antoniya’s new EP, i had this dream that you were my sister, out today via Born Twice. An artist whose songwriting fluctuates between intimate, raw sincerity, and diva-style belting, Antoniya says of the collaboration “I thought I knew who I was when I showed up to our first session together, but it’s clear I was only going to stick to what I knew I could do, or so I thought.”
“This project, to me, is about discovery and acknowledgment of my power. It challenged me as an artist but also as a girl in the world. It’s about being vulnerable, petty, violent, sexy, experimental, confident and selfless. It taught me I was passionate about something.
And at the end of the day, I just wanted to impress my big sister.”
Ouri also adds that the collaboration is “the realization of blending two worlds and finding a place for love against all odds. Sisterhood is the source of a magical intimacy but encompasses darker feelings. I love that we were able to bring that up explicitly but also create a soundtrack to celebrate the beauty of it all. I hope people will dance and face their emotions on these songs all summer long.”
Today, they are also sharing the video for EP track, “1st Bite”. The song is minimal but the production is a maximalist venture. Ouri and Antoniya spent entire sessions alternating behind the mic, screaming and laughing, making their excitement palpable around the main vocal. They spent entire days walking through the city, recording their surroundings to capture the nostalgia of their hometown in their music. All of this, brought into a sharp world stained by a pink sunrise. An odyssey that began in Montreal and ended in Saigon, Vietnam where they shot an explosive revenge fantasy video. The two girls are moving fast through the city. Testing their limits to have a little fun until they make a strange encounter…
Ouri started shaping her musical sense with harp, cello, and piano very early on. Montreal’s rave scene is where her artistry began to take shape – establishing herself in the community as a musician, producer, DJ, vocalist, and composer. After partnerships with Ghostly, Boiler Room, Young Art, Adult Swim, RBMA, she released her own music on independent imprint BornTwice. She has supported Jacques Greene, Yves Tumor, Tirzah, Arooj Aftab, and Smerz & Kllo live in concert.
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