Totemo (Rotem Or) is a producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Tel Aviv.
Since her early teens she's been creating a unique mixture of new Electro-Indie-Dream Pop fused with East-Asian
soundscapes. Just before releasing "Heavy as My Dreams" (2014) - her first EP as Totemo - she was confronted with a
terrifying and life-threatening challenge: she was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer.
"Heavy as My Dreams" was released while Totemo underwent a year of treatments. During that year, Totemo gained
many followers, and started writing the songs that would get her through this difficult time and would become her 2nd
EP: "Desire Path" (2016).
The critically acclaimed EP was welcomed by critics and fans alike with a warm response including articles in NOISY,
SPIN, Gorilla Vs Bear and others, as well as a remix by Zammuto.
Released in 2019, "Everything Happens Only Once" is the first full length LP by Totemo and the third collaboration with
music producer Roey Avital (Garden City Movement).
All three singles released prior to the album's release went on to be picked by Spotify for their official playlists.
Totemo is touring with the album in Europe & East-Asia since.
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