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Jon Hopkins unites with Kelly Lee Owens on dreamy new track "Luminous Spaces"

06 December 2019, 10:39 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Jon Hopkins has teamed up with Kelly Lee Owens on dreamy new single "Luminous Spaces".

"Luminous Spaces" is the first collaborative track to be shared by Hopkins and Lee Owens, despite having built a relationship over the past few years having crossed paths at many festivals around the world.

Speaking about working with Lee Owens, Hopkins says, "This project started as something very different from what you’re hearing now - I wanted Kelly to do a straight remix of "Luminous Beings". I sent her the parts, but what she sent back just felt like something totally new, and had the potential to be so much more than a remix. She’d recorded these beautiful, uplifting vocal lines and had come up with joyous new riffs that recalled for me the best bits of the '90s trance/euphoria that I had grown up loving. I got a beautiful sense of nostalgia and a true heart-lifting joy the first time I heard it, and it was so painless to take it from there to a finished piece - related and born out of "Luminous Beings" but very much its own thing."

Lee Owens says of Hopkins, ""Luminous Spaces" initially began as a remix I did for Jon, which I also wrote vocals on top of. I sent the whole track to Jon for feedback and this lead to the start of a more collaborative effort, with him adding extra sound design/ production, and a new intro and outro, which I loved! The exchanging of ideas back and forth made it an extra special process for us and is why he decided to upgrade it to a full and proper collaboration. Our worlds truly colliding!"

"Luminous Spaces" is Hopkins' first new release since dropping his Singularity album last year.

It's also Lee Owens' first track since releasing "Let It Go" in May.

Jon Hopkins and Kelly Lee Owens' "Luminous Spaces" single is out now. It'll be available on 12" vinyl from 24 January 2020. Find out more.
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