Indie Singer and Producer Olivia O. Unveils New Emotional Single “All I Want” From Upcoming EP “Great Big Nothing“
With this release, the rising, innovative artist continues to solidify her position as a triple threat self-taught singer, songwriter and producer. Olivia’s effervescent and coy honesty brings a certain kind of lightness and levity to everything she does (she has managed to build a cult following on Instagram), and the new project is equal parts nostalgic and futuristic, chaotic and orderly, wise and young.
The new single “‘All I Want’ encapsulates my growing understanding of adulthood as I’ve moved out and gotten older and grappling with my feelings of isolation and discomfort in a new, unfamiliar environment,” said Olivia. The track serves as the first taste of music from the artist’s forthcoming solo EP, Great Big Nothing (out 10 June) — an exercise in spontaneous art-making.
Olivia Shares, “The stuff that I make for my solo project is more spur of the moment, less methodical. I’ll have an idea that pops into my head, and I’ll just sort of try to get it down,” Olivia said, comparing her solo work to the music she makes with her bandmate Avsha Weinberg, who together form the buzzy Atlanta-based duo Lowertown.
Olivia wrote much of her new EP in London, where she and Avsha were recording new music in the studio for Lowertown. “[The EP] was definitely influenced by a lot of the new experiences I had in London,” said Olivia. “It was the first time I lived on my own without my parents. Being there during quarantine was very isolating. It was our first time recording in a studio setting. It felt like a lot of life changes were happening in one really concentrated period.”
Influenced by the likes of Aphex Twin, Modest Mouse, Radiohead, (Sandy) Alex G, and Animal Collective, Lowertown have already begun making waves in the UK, having drawn acclaim from The Guardian who praised their “intricate prettiness and Oliva Osby’s spirited frustration,” and The Observer made “Best Person You Know” a Hot Track. BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders has emerged as an early champion with airplay on his Future Artists show.