Release Date: June 15, 2016
Genre: indie pop/ electronic
East coast artist Tawny Lucas is better known by her indie pop name Ominar. Ominar was in several Halifax, NS based bands before going solo and now in Toronto, ON. Leaving is her third self-produced album in three years. Her first album had a darker pop feel to it, while her second was melodic with a hint of R&B. Her most recent release, Leaving features more of a soft pop sound with an electronic beat.
Opening Leaving is a hauntingly soft pop tune “Deer in the Dark”, and then the title track “Leaving” as well as “The Lake”, “Something good” and “Follow me” have more of a dance beat backing Ominar’s melodic voice. Two of the songs on the album, “Sad Boy” and “Erase” are also soft pop tunes.
Ominar’s influences on this album include Purity Ring, Imogen Heap, Banks and the instrumental music of Olavid Barnard’s. As one song bleeds into the other, this album carries the musical mix strong from beginning to end.
I fell in love with live shows when I saw my first concert at 8 years old
and it is love affair that has been going on 42 years.
I started writing for two Canadian music magazines in order to write and photograph the great live music scene that was going on around me. I enjoy Blues, indie- rock, motown and old fashioned rock and roll from the 50s to 70s. I will go to intimate house concerts, local clubs and the way to big arenas to see good live music. When not at a show, I will be at home in my garden listening to my latest acquired album.