Emilie Kahn was raised on the outskirts of Montreal. Her parents met in a parking lot.In late 2015 Kahn released 10 000 under the moniker Emilie & Ogden, a record of folk- inspired indie ballads soaked in the pains of youth. The harpist traced a lovesick narrative across haunting blends of electronica and indie rock, a track list of lush landscapes driven by tales of bad breakups and hurt feelings. Released under Montreal staple Secret City Records, 10 000 was a pop album of its own league, and it quickly garnered wide acclaim for a new artist only beginning to discover her talents.Her initial success gave way to more: A viral video became a headlining tour; Festival circuits and sold out marquees; Stints opening for Half Moon Run; European dates with Plants and Animals. Soon, Emilie had found her seat at the table in the burgeoning Montreal indie rock scene.3 years later, Kahn is no longer the same songwriter. She’s dropped the moniker and with it any sense of impersonation; what’s left is Emilie as herself, a keen writer determined to bend pop to her will. Outro, her latest effort, produced in collaboration with Warren C. Spicer of Plants and Animals, shows a craftsman come into her own. The songs have become something else, something older. Outro is a remorseful exit from youth, a pained look back as Kahn pores over every misplaced feeling and bad call. Teeming with adulthood’s melancholy, Kahn offers indie pop crafted with a miniaturist hand toward intimacy while still reaching for the grandiosity of the genre’s icons. This is a record that stings as much as it soothes, and never misses a chance to swing for the fences as she glances around one last time before heading off to some future island.