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8/17/15

Coyote Howl / Wounded

Well hello! The third set of singles from my 12th studio album Smoke + Mirrors will be "Coyote Howl" and "Wounded". "Coyote Howl" was produced by SBTRKT and is this really sexy and soulful track that we did together. I think it really fits the summertime and kind of identifies with some hits I've been hearing on the radio recently. "Wounded" feels like the complete opposite of "Coyote Howl". "Wounded" was produced by The Elephants, which I was very excited about working with them. They started playing around with their synths and this really gorgeous and lush synth pad hit me and I started singing along. I wrote it about my music leaking, actually. I felt it needed to be included because it was very real to me. I also knew I wanted to film a video for this one. I'm so glad the legendary Hype Williams directed this double video. He depicted exactly what I wanted, the transition from the night life to waking up the next morning and facing the pains of reality, in the most perfect way. The video premiered today exclusively on Vevo. "Coyote Howl" and "Wounded" will release physically and digitally this Friday.
Coyote Howl CD

  1. Coyote Howl (Single Mix)
  2. Coyote Howl (SBTRKT Remix)
  3. Coyote Howl (Mdnght Remix)
  4. Coyote Howl (Flume Remix)
  5. Coyote Howl (The Haxan Cloak Remix)
Wounded CD
  1. Wounded (Single Mix)
  2. Beginning of the End
  3. Wounded (The Elephants' Betrayed Remix)
  4. Wounded (Until the Ribbon Breaks Re-Imagination)
  5. Wounded (Krampfhaft Remix)
Coyote Howl / Wounded Colored 7" Vinyl
A. Coyote Howl (Single Mix)
B. Wounded (Single Mix)

Coyote Howl / Wounded Limited White Label Double 12" Vinyl
A1. Coyote Howl (SBTRKT Remix)
A2. Coyote Howl (Mdnght Remix)
B1. Coyote Howl (Flume Remix)
B2. Coyote Howl (The Haxan Cloak Remix)

C. Wounded (The Elephants' Betrayed Remix)
D1. Wounded (Until the Ribbon Breaks Re-Imagination)
D2. Wounded (Krampfhaft Remix)

Coyote Howl / Wounded Digital EP
  1. Coyote Howl (SBTRKT Remix)
  2. Wounded (The Elephants' Betrayed Remix)
  3. Coyote Howl (Mdnght Remix)
  4. Wounded (Until the Ribbon Breaks Re-Imagination)
x, O

7/27/15

The Reviews Are In

The Guardian - "...Lays her emotion bare, at times almost embarrassingly so, sounding raw and vengeful when she belts" (★★★★)

Rolling Stone - "...Bold and exciting" (★★★★)

Spin - "Dives into the realities of October's life. Devastatingly beautiful." (8/10)

The Line of Best Fit - "October has a universal appeal, each song she puts out sounds like it's crafted for each individual listener" (8/10)

Consequence of Sound - "It asks listeners to love it, and its creator, for both flaws and attributes" (75/100)

Pitchfork - "While it might be oversimplifying matters to suggest that it splits the difference between the cute, poppy October and the darker, techno-friendly October, the most satisfying thing about Smoke & Mirrors is how convincingly she bridged that divide." (75/100)

PopMatters - "...Came out after a lifetime of making music. ...Exemplifies a survive and stay philosophy. ...Said dedication will provide October with career longevity" (7/10)

7/7/15

Four Leaf Clover / Done With Love

Hello hello hello! Let me start this pre-order off with saying a huge THANK YOU to all of you out there supporting my music and I. I appreciate each and every one of you and you have all made me so happy with this album release. That being said, I'd like to introduce the next two singles! From 'Smoke', "Four Leaf Clover" is an Alesso produced gem that was written about my ambition that I was born with. That ambition has transformed into a message of hope I want to spread through everyone that hears the song. "Done With Love" is a Giorgio Moroder produced powerhouse dance track about trusting someone with your heart, and even when you think you'll never find love, there's always a hand to hold onto. The video for both of these tracks is directed by the legendary Inez & Vinoodh, filmed with super cool laser technology, and will premiere on their website July 17th. All physical and digital formats will also be releasing July 17th.
Four Leaf Clover CD
  1. Four Leaf Clover (Single Mix)
  2. My Refuge (ODESZA Remix)
  3. Four Leaf Clover (Alesso Remix)
  4. Four Leaf Clover (Ralphi Rosario Remix)
  5. Four Leaf Clover (Seven Lions Remix)
Done With Love CD
  1. Done With Love (Single Mix)
  2. Cruel Cruel World
  3. Done With Love (Giorgio Moroder Remix)
  4. Done With Love (Zedd Remix)
  5. Done With Love (Zoo Brazil Remix)
Four Leaf Clover / Done With Love Colored 7" Vinyl
A. Four Leaf Clover (Single Mix)
B. Done With Love (Single Mix)

Four Leaf Clover / Done With Love Limited White Label 12" Vinyl
A1. Four Leaf Clover (Alesso Remix)
A2. Four Leaf Clover (Ralphi Rosario Remix)
A3. Four Leaf Clover (Seven Lions Remix)
B1. Done With Love (Giorgio Moroder Remix)
B2. Done With Love (Zedd Remix)
B3. Done With Love (Zoo Brazil Remix)

Four Leaf Clover / Done With Love Digital EP
  1. Four Leaf Clover (Alesso Remix)
  2. Done With Love (Giorgio Moroder Remix)
  3. Four Leaf Clover (Ralphi Rosario Remix)
  4. Done With Love (Zedd Remix)
x, O

6/22/15

Updated DVD Track Listings

Hello Butterflies

We have updates for what each format's DVD/Blu-Ray will contain.

Deluxe Book DVD/Blu-Ray
  • Into the Smoke / Face the Mirrors music video
  • The Making of Smoke & Mirrors documentary
Deluxe Box Set DVD/Blu-Ray
  • Into the Smoke / Face the Mirrors music video
  • The Making of Smoke & Mirrors documentary
  • Outtakes and Deleted Scenes from The Making of Smoke & Mirrors documentary
Target Exclusive DVD/Blu-Ray
  • Into the Smoke / Face the Mirrors music video
  • The Making of Smoke & Mirrors documentary
  • Smoke & Mirrors: Target Exclusive Live Session

6/7/15

Into the Smoke / Face the Mirrors

I decided the best way to officially begin the album would be to take the 'title' tracks. Both of these tracks were made with a strong retro synth presentation because they both present such strong ideas. The video, which includes both tracks, will premiere June 19th and is directed by Vincent Haycock. The physical formats will be releasing this Friday.
Into the Smoke CD

  1. Into the Smoke (Album Version)
  2. Never Stop Running (Tiesto Remix)
  3. Into the Smoke (Armand Van Helden Remix)
  4. Into the Smoke (A-Trak Remix)
  5. Into the Smoke (Bassnectar Remix)
Face the Mirrors CD
  1. Face the Mirrors (Album Version)
  2. Numb (Album Version)
  3. Face the Mirrors (High Contrast Remix)
  4. Face the Mirrors (Ferry Corsten Remix)
  5. Face the Mirrors (Shepard & Sultan Remix)
Into the Smoke / Face the Mirrors 7" Vinyl
A. Into the Smoke (Album Version)
B. Face the Mirrors (Album Version)

Into the Smoke / Face the Mirrors Limited White Label 12" Vinyl
A1. Into the Smoke (Armand Van Helden Remix)
A2. Into the Smoke (A-Trak Remix)
A3. Into the Smoke (Bassnectar Remix)
B1. Face the Mirrors (High Contrast Remix)
B2. Face the Mirrors (Ferry Corsten Remix)
B3. Face the Mirrors (Shepard & Sultan Remix)

Into the Smoke / Face the Mirrors Digital EP
  1. Into the Smoke (Armand Van Helden Remix)
  2. Face the Mirrors (High Contrast Remix)
  3. Into the Smoke (A-Trak Remix)
  4. Face the Mirrors (Ferry Corsten Remix)
You can also add on an exclusive Weekender Bag to your order:

6/5/15

ITS / FTM

Into the Smoke
I crawled out of a smoldering hole in the ground / They made me what I am today: a sound // Those who choose to believe / They will only succeed and be bathed in ultimate riches / And those who don't / Will vanish in smoke / All foretold / They'll vanish in smoke / Those who choose to follow me will have the eyes to see / What none other has witnessed to behold / And those who don't / Go into the smoke / Those who don't / Go into the smoke // I looked into the eyes of death and smiled / The knowledge I lacked has been resent in style / My big green eyes are wide with curiosity / For those who don't choose the same path as me // Chorus // Your holy mistake / Was not to beg

Face the Mirrors
Tell me we aren't who we really are / Lovers in the light, monsters in the dark / Tell me lies to try to heal my heart / Save me from facing the ugly truth / Want to reminisce, want to feel my youth / You know what to do / And I find / The wrinkle in time // Don't wanna face the mirrors / Only wanna live in glamour / Face the mirrors / The mirrors / The mirrors // Spending all my time on the design / Real intent behind, true feelings aside / Angels looking down on me, they hide / Hide / My family knows the crisis in their minds / I'm shining like a light but burning too bright / They can see it in my eyes / But I'm here to do what I need to do / Deliver my art, proving what I prove / Take it with a grain of salt if you choose / Sacrifice is just a part of life / No one said you need to do it with a smile / Just do it with style / I could find / That wrinkle in time // Chorus // Don't wanna face