Canadian artist Ollee Owens has unveiled her brand new single, “Raging Fire,” which lends an important warning. Reflecting on her grandma’s influence, Owens shares,
“She used to say that our tongues have the power to burn folks to the ground…it is so important to watch what we say or we may find ourselves helplessly standing by as the consequences of thoughtless words take full effect.”
Out of harsh lessons learned through personal experience, Owens calls listeners to be mindful of what “cannot be unheard.”
I am Ollee Owens… a daughter of the Canadian prairies. I am a singer-songwriter with a desire to capture the human experience in a soulful, honest way.
My new single “Raging Fire” was inspired by one of many conversations I had with my Grandmother, who helped raise me and has remained a constant source of wisdom over the years. Her advice really stood out to me as I watched what was happening in the world, especially in the past while. Words are powerful. They can build up, and they can tear down. This is a tough lesson to learn, and I am speaking from experience.
The woman in the video is my Grandmother, whom I speak about in the song. We barely managed to get in and shoot the video due to Covid lockdowns, and I am grateful we did because her health has recently taken a turn for the worse. I feel as though this song immortalizes a small part of all that she is, and we can all stand to benefit from her sage advice.
I want to write songs that reflect shared experiences and to do this with honesty. I also want to give room for the highest ideals to influence what I write and to wrestle with reality while doing so.
I will be kicking off the fall with my upcoming album release show, and from there, I have booked various events going into 2023.
There is a new album on the way that I am working on. It will be released on September 16th, 2022, so stay tuned!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.