Abigail Ory is a Boston-based singer-songwriter making music her way. Weaving the eeriness of her small-town New England upbringing with her present-day perceptions, Ory’s music is familiar and innovative, binding the past with the present. Growing up, Ory was first exposed to music by her mother, a choreographer and amateur folk musician but it wasn’t until she heard “Appetite For Destruction” by Guns N Roses that she felt grabbed by music in a way she had never experienced before. After forming a childhood cabaret punk band at just 13 years old, Ory found her niche in songwriting. Self-described as “weird-pop”, Ory has curated a unique sound all of her own. “When I’m making music, I try to be as truthful with the material as I can be, and while my music still has a pop structure, it continues to feel and sound like nothing I’ve heard before”, she explains. Ory largely draws her influence from a number of areas including the honest and open lyricism of Marina and The Diamonds to the sharp musicality of the Violent Femmes.
Ory released her newest single “Waves” in July, a song that was originally written during her childhood and re-visited with her mentor and esteemed songwriter, Donna Lewis (“I Love You Always Forever”). The song, produced by David Baron, speaks of the temporality of interpersonal relationships and the acceptance of change & loss and was largely inspired by the book “The Invention of Morel” by Adolfo Bioy Casares. Ory recently released the music video for “Waves” and is currently working on her debut EP Don’t Mind Me, set to be released on October 7th of this year. A genre deviant, Ory set out to create her truest interpretation of what was going on inside of her head, and in doing so, made something unlike anything she’d ever heard before. Unlike many of her peers, Ory cites the differences between her songs as the center of her EP. While each song has their own distinct sound, they all push confines and defy the classic pop sound. You can connect with Abigail Ory via the following links: