A companion to 2016’s critically-acclaimed Tempo — recognised as one of the year’s Top 20 Pop/R&B albums by Pitchfork — Olga Bell’s America EP is available everywhere as a surprise release on American Independence Day, July 4th. The EP features two searching, previously unreleased tracks Special Leave and Cab Driver, as well a remix of the portentous title track by Bristol-based grime virtuoso Kahn.

“…dance music as glimpsed through a funhouse mirror: strangely distorted, sometimes goofy, and deeply pleasing on a simple, almost childlike level.”

“This is soul music for the dance floor…a clever, courageous album deserving of a wide audience.”
Loud & Quiet

Tempo was featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” around its release—listen to Bell’s conversation with host Scott Simon here. The album’s first single “Randomness” received a “Best New Track” designation from Pitchfork after it was premiered by Dummy, who described the house-influenced track as “the fuel of self-manifestation.” The Minister Akins-directed video premiered on i-D, who called the video “fire” and said of the track, “if you’re anything like us, you’ve probably had [it] stuck in your head since it surfaced earlier this month.”

The album’s second single “ATA” was premiered on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio by DJ Julie Adenuga, who raved, “Music lovers: every once in a while a tune comes around that makes you stop…Thank you, THANK YOU for making this music.” The video for “ATA” premiered via VICE’s The Creators Project. A collaboration with Tokyo-based artist and programmer Baku Hashimoto (featuring photography by Josh Wool), the site calls the video “surreal, dark and beautiful.”

01 America
02 America (Instrumental)
03 America (Kahn Remix)
04 Special Leave
5 Cab Driver

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