Trails is the solo project of Allie O'Manique, a young, prolific songwriter living just outside of Ottawa's city limits, whose music weaves reverb-laden guitars through layers of smoky alto vocals. Trails’ live performances are legendary, drawing the room into a psychedelic haze, looping vocals and guitars and channeling the likes of Mazzy Star and Beach House.
She was awarded the MEGAPHONO artist residency in 2017, and went on to record with Evening Hymns' Jonas Bonnetta, with whom she is currently producing new music for a future release.
"Leave Her Be" is the first fruit from these recordings; a beautiful but painfully raw recounting of a difficult relationship, delivered with the confidence of a mid-career artist. At 18, Allie is far from it; for Trails, the best is surely yet to come.