Charlotte Oleena started her latest project Sea Oleena in 2010 and the project was initially influenced by a deep sense of melancholy and a desire to never really leave her bedroom. And although the project was initially started as a bedroom recording project, about a year after the release of her debut EP, Oleena started playing live shows by herself and later with a handful of musicians to flesh out the sound.
At the end of 2012, Oleena began writing the material that would wind up comprising her full-length debut, Shallow, which will see a September 30 release through Lefse Records. “If I’m” the first single off the album is a hauntingly atmospheric song, comprised of piano, swirling electronics and Oleena’s unhurried vocals. In some way, the track bears a resemblance to both Goldfrapp and Portishead.