Ouri Makes a Soft Return with "blueprints of us" / "tame me"

The double single follows the multi-hyphenate's collaborative EP with fellow Montreal artist Antoniya

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Nov 30, 2023

Montreal polymath Ouri returns today with a mesmerizingly minimalistic double single, "blueprints of us" / "tame me."

This release follows the artist's collaborative EP with Antoniya, i had this dream that you were my sister, as well as the earlier 2023 single "Twin."

"I forget, remember and forget, but ultimately remember that we are all animated by the same indescribable thing called life. When we love each other, and when we ignore each other," Ouri shared in a statement. "That's the only thought that helps me integrate the discrepancy of human experiences on this planet. Creating a liminal space between the intangible world of music and the actual world we live in. I had the privilege of having Oli XL, Decz, Loukeman and John Debold's touches support my vision for these two songs, a dream come true."

Like many Ouri creations, the double single dwells in a blurred inbetween-ness; of genres, of existential planes. Her gauzy voice is layered with hypnotic, near-ambient beats for a soothing, anesthetic effect that still stirs on "blueprints of us," with "tame me" leaning to the more organic side through gentle acoustic strums and found sounds.

Listen to "blueprints of us" and "tame me" below.


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