Olga Bell has teased the imminent release of new LP Tempo with new single “ATA”. It’s an attention grabbing track – pop with all the right jagged edges.
A glorious mishmash of sounds and influences, it’s probably easiest/best to let Bell describe the track herself.
Bell says of the track, "'ATA' was inspired by a 1958 Frank O'Hara poem called 'A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island.' It's filled with wordless instrumental stretches—space for thoughts to congeal, to clarify. Some elements of the beat were inspired by the Art Of Noise classic 'Moments In Love' (the snaps especially), and the wormy synth bass of the verses transforms into a high, bright lead when the sun finally speaks, in the middle of the song ('baby it's tough! but don't get low / our work is humble / daily I rise, daily you write')."
Tempo will be released on 27 May via One Little Indian.