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Bambi O’Hara Releases Dark, Broody Pop Debut Track: Vanilla Fumes

Sydney-based artist Bambi O’Hara just released her debut single, ‘Vanilla Fumes.’

The dark track mixes various genres such as pop, soul and electro, delivering her audience an hypnotic single.

After leaving her beloved home of Tasmania twelve months ago, Emma Howard settled down in Sydney with her sights set on releasing music she has been working on for years.

From this, Bambi O’Hara was born, and her debut single, ‘Vanilla Fumes,’ finally sees the light today.

An arts aficionado with a talent for portrait painting, and a previous student of fine arts, Howard has created and designed everything sonically and visually for her project, enlisting only two other people — She Is Aphrodite for photography, and Tim McArtney for production.

Written whilst delving into the world of Ableton, ‘Vanilla Fumes’ was part of a string of demo’s Howard sent off to producers in Melbourne and Sydney. Connecting with Tim McArtney, who took a liking to the cinematic sound of Bambi O’Hara, an EP was soon completed. 

“For me, ‘Vanilla Fumes’ is vindictive and vulnerable at the same time – like something you need to rip off your chest,” Howard reveals. “Whilst writing this particular song, I started to understand why it’s important to be vulnerable (even though I hate to be), because it’s the first step towards any true reconnection with yourself, and anyone else.”

Sultry and brooding, ‘Vanilla Fumes’ captures the emotion of love gone-wrong, and the chaos and vexation that comes with it.

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