Amaara: House Of Cards

This is the music project of Toronto actor/filmmaker Kaelen Ohm, and she dazzles on a mesmerising dream-pop take of a Radiohead tune.

Amaara: House Of Cards

By Kerry Doole

Amaara - "House Of Cards" (Independent): This is the music venture of actor/filmmaker/singer/songwriter Kaelen Ohm. It began as a basement project in between tours as a guitarist and singer for Reuben and The Dark, and her 2017 debut EP, Black Moon, turned heads. Recorded in LA, Calgary, and The Banff Centre, it featured contributions from Charles Spearin (Broken Social Scene),  Joel Shearer, and Grammy/Juno-winning producer/engineer Shawn Everett.

Ohm now re-emerges with this cover of Radiohead's "House Of Cards." She explains in a press release that "it was recorded in my studio in Toronto on Dufferin at Queen Street West two years ago, before the building being torn down. A couple of friends and I played musical chairs and got it done in a couple of half-day sessions.


“I held on to the recording thinking I wanted to spend more time with the mix; then it ended up on the back burner. I recently revisited it and realized it was finished. Thom Yorke is an artist I highly respect in so many ways. This song has always been one of my favourite Radiohead songs since I heard In Rainbows in 2007.”

We sense Yorke would approve of this fresh version, as it is a moody and mesmerising piece of dream-pop.

Ohm plans to work on new music throughout 2019, as she returns to music from a brief hiatus spent heavily pursuing her acting career. She is one of eight actors to attend the Actors Conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre and secured her first lead role in an independent feature film.

Amaara played shows in NYC and Montreal on the weekend. Tonight (March 25), she's at Toronto's Great Hall, with a gig at Thalia Hall in Chicago set for Tuesday. She is touring as support for RY X.







Publicity: Indoor Recess

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