Christopher Owens – Photo by Annie Thornton

Christopher Owens, who we all knew and loved as the frontman and vocalist of SF-spawned Girls, has lately been on a solo kick, creating some of his own, slightly slowed-down material. Last month we heard the patient, muted It Comes Back To You, and today he released Stephen, an airy, heartfelt track with a gospel-like piano accompaniment and an angelic choir. Even though it sounds like something we might hear at a funeral, it’s surprisingly catchy and uplifting. Way to go, Chris. Listen below.