Happy This Way

A layered homage to Owen’s native Britain, Happy This Way culminates a longstanding preoccupation with her homeland and the ways it has contributed to her current worldview, which includes “ a really profound sense of the present, of grasping what is wonderful.” The new recording ranges in mood and style from the fun British Invasion pop-rock of “Painting by Numbers” to the wistful chamber-pop of the strings-laden “Conway Bay, & features guest performances by 3 fellow countrymen and constant collaboraters: Richard Thompson, Julia Fordham & Ian Shaw. The Los Angeles Times described Happy This Way as “whip smart, soulfully cool and deeply introspective”; USA Today has called the album “a gem” and The Washington Post referred to it as “the latest reminder of Owen’s rare talent for effortlessly crossing genres” adding, “her alluring vocals are a gift that keeps on giving.”

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