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Listen: OHMME find harmony and chaos on ‘Woman’

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Photo by Sarah Hess

OHMME is the project of Chicago’s Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart. Their self-titled debut EP combines intricate vocal harmonies with a gnarled guitar backbone. Listen to the album’s opener, ‘Woman,’ below; the song reveals Cunningham and Stewart’s ability to journey from melody to discord and back again. OHMME’s EP is due June 30th via their own label, Fox Hall Records. 

Both Cunningham and Stewart were classically trained from a young age and lead vocalists in previous projects. Cunningham spent her formative musical years in The Chicago Children’s Choir before playing keyboards and singing in rock and folk bands. She recorded her first solo album at the age of 15. Stewart began learning both piano and violin at age 3 and went on to become a founding member of the bands Kids These Days and Marrow. Eventually they were connected via the Chicago improvisational music scene and their mutual attraction to chaos and harmony in music.

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