From Nuns To Social Media O Future’s New Record ‘Voyeur’ Explores Humanity To Its Extremes

Where austerity and glamour meet

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O Future, aka Katherine Mills Rymer and Jen Bjornkjaer, explores the extreme ends of humanity in their new record Voyeur, an 11-track journey comprised of ambience-washed songs that feels like a symphony of different genres. Through soft-burning croons and swelling bursts, Voyeur is an excavation of modern humanity that range from practicing austerity to getting cheap thrills from social media glamour. Enjoy:

“I feel like a creep sometimes,” shared Katherine. “That’s the voyeur in me. It’s sexy and terrifying that we’ve all become the creepiest versions of ourselves, because we’re watching each other on social media. We’re not even watching the real versions. We are looking at each other’s lives silently with benevolent dead eyes. The reason we’re doing this is because we get off on the vanity of others. It’s a drug. While thinking about social media, I was reading about medieval nuns from the 15th century. I find people of extreme faith interesting. Instead of the desire for a partner, all they desire is to put onto Christ. Some of the writings are quite erotic. You’re not in this desirous world, but you’ve got ecstatic yearning for God. Both ideas come through in what we do: purity and depravity.”

“When you experience this music, I hope it’s different from everything else you’ve heard,” Jens commented. “Even though it’s a pop record, it’s an expression of the time we live in and the music of the day by taking electronic beats that are prevalent and mixing them with unexpected elements like symphonies, jazz, saxophone, and so on and so forth. We try to make it pop, but also not. It’s O Future.”