Montreal’s Emilie & Ogden is Emilie Kahn with her harp, Ogden. Emilie discovered the harp when The Barr Brothers harpist, Sarah Pagé, played along with her school choir, driving her to find an instructor on Craigslist the next day. Emilie explains, “I had never felt this way toward an instrument.” Lithium Magazine further adds how Emilie makes the harp “seem like an extension of herself rather than an instrument.”
Emilie wrote all the lyrics and music for 10 000, then teamed up with longtime accomplice and producer Jesse Mac Cormack and her drummer Francis Ledoux to finalize the songs’ construction. The music was recorded in Studio B-12 nestled in the woods of Valcourt in Quebec, CA. 10 000 includes two deconstructed and reconstructed tracks, Babel and Long Gone, from her previous EP, in addition to completely new compositions.
Most recently, Emilie & Ogden released a cover of Taylor Swift’s “Style.” Swift shared the rendition via her personal Twitter, and the cover was shared virally.
Listen to “Ten Thousand” on Soundcloud and don’t miss her live at Vancouver’s The Media Club or a city near you.
EMILIE & OGDEN LIVE
September 10 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall
September 15 Saint-Georges, OR Cegep Beauce-Appalaches
September 18 Victoria, CA Rifflandia
September 19 Vancouver, CA The Media Club
September 30 Ottawa, CA Troubadour
October 1 Toronto, ON The Casbah
October 2 Montreal, CA Gesu
October 3 Quebec City, CA L’Anti
November 5 Reykjavik, IC Harpa (Iceland Airwaves Festival)
November 9 Boston, MA Club Passim
November 11 Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle
November 12 Newtown Square, PA Burlap and Bean
November 15 Chicago, IL The Hideout
November 21 Sherbrooke, CA Boquébière
December 3 Trois-Rivières, CA Le Temp d’une Pint
December 4 Laval, CA Maison des Artes de Laval
December 5 Lévis, CA Vieux Bureau de Poste