ABOUT THE ALBUM
Coming of Age is the debut album of Richmond-based artist, Elizabeth Owens. Loosely held together by a narrative fairy tale, the album follows the lone journey of a young princess who awakens from a deep slumber to discover she’s been trapped in "The Tower of Forgetting" for many years. Thirsty for meaning (and with the help of her past and future selves), the princess escapes the tower and ventures into the unknown to remember the truth about who she is and how and why she was locked away.
Composed, arranged and mixed by Owens, this dreamy psychedelic/folk-rock fairy tale is an intimate, autobiographical work. Home-video soundscapes offer cinematic glimpses into their emotional world, while sparkling (sometimes heavy) guitar lines paired with raw lyrics express slices of wisdom as shimmering melodic truths.
All songs composed, arranged, and mixed by Elizabeth Owens.
Elizabeth Owens: guitar, vocals, bowed psaltery, bass
Johnny Hargrove: guitar
Micah Barry: guitar and drums
Zachary Hanson: bass
James Gibian: drums
Dave Watkins: recording engineer
“Coming Of Age is a self-described ‘psychedelic/folk-rock fairy tale,’ which combines dreamy soundscapes, home-recorded audio recordings and personal writing…[it] is about growth despite hardship, about being both brave and vulnerable, and, above all, about not being crushed beneath the weight of bad habits and toxic expectations.”
"Dreamlike arrangements are polished with a spectral veneer, enhancing the abstract familiarity that’s strongly anchored by the raw intimacy of Owen’s lyrics. "
"[Coming of Age] is an attempt at identifying what frightens us the most and where we grow to become better versions of ourselves afterwards. For fans of Big Thief and Angel Olsen."
“On Coming Of Age, Elizabeth Owens offers a collection of folk-rock gems so unlike anything you’ll hear today. There’s a real freshness and modesty to it, so wildly one-of-a-kind and worth thoughtful listening.”
“The album is as intimate and emotionally powerful as any lo-fi darling spilling their guts into a myriad of microphones, yet the compositional ability and recording quality on display is anything but unprofessional. Many of these arrangements are downright immaculate and are beautifully preserved and presented in these recordings, with bright, sparkling guitar work abound.”