OGI OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP, MONOLOGUES
DEBUT EP INCLUDES THE RECENTLY RELEASED SINGLES, “I GOT IT” AND “ENVY”
RISING SONGSTRESS CURRENTLY ON THE ROAD WITH SNOH AALEGRA FOR THE
“UGH, THESE TEMPORARY HIGHS TOUR”
MONOLOGUES ARRIVES ON MAY 5TH VIA ARTIUM RECORDINGS/ATLANTIC RECORDS;
PRE-SAVES AVAILABLE NOW
Rising singer-songwriter Ogi has officially announced the arrival of her debut EP, MONOLOGUES, due at all DSPs and streaming services on Thursday, May 5th via ARTium/Atlantic Records; pre-saves are available now.
MONOLOGUES sees the Nigerian American, Los Angeles-based songstress tapping into a musical spirit agnostic of era yet connected to any age. The EP includes the recently released as “Envy,” which was accompanied by an official live performance video shot on location at Seattle, WA’s inspirational Chihuly Garden and Glass. “Envy” followed the release earlier this year of Ogi’s debut single, “I Got It,” produced by GRAMMY® Award-winner No I.D. (Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West) and featured on Zane Lowe’s World First on Apple Music.
“These songs are my outlet to say what I really felt about something but didn’t say because my feelings didn’t fit the script,” says Ogi. “I was afraid of looking cocky or unruly (‘Looker’) or being overly resentful (‘Bitter’) or too apathetic (‘Let Me Go’) or being too affectionate (‘IKYK’). These are performances of songs by a person who feels like she’s performed all her life. How meta. The most relatable thing about my experience is that I tried to be something that I’m not to fall in line with an internalized notion of myself. In other words, I performed the expectations that I was given. And everyone can relate to forgoing the fullest expression of themselves for the sake of the crowd – the audience. But now I’m putting myself display and staging those thoughts I never intended for people to hear. We love radical (maybe too specific) honesty.”
Ogi – who recently wrapped an acclaimed run as a special guest on The Marias’ sold out Cinema Tour – is currently on the road with Snoh Aalegra for the “Ugh, These Temporary Highs Tour.” The tour – which also features special guest Ama Lou – continues through late May. Full dates are listed below. She also most recently kicked off the first weekend of Coachella at the Pandora Oasis 90s inspired house takeover hosted in partnership with Atlantic Records with performances alongside Ravyn Lenae and Raiche.
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UGH, THESE TEMPORARY HIGHS TOUR
SNOH AALEGRA W/ SPECIAL GUESTS AMA LOU & OGI
30 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
1 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
3 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
4 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
5 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
7 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
8 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
11 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
27 – Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl
28 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
30 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
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