Posts Tagged ‘Empty’

February 21, 2017

As someone who happens to really enjoy wine, delicious food, and beautiful countrysides, I can’t help but love Napa County just north of me, here in San Francisco. I also have Napa to thank for Olivia O’Brien, the fast rising chanteuse who gave us eternally infectious “hate u, love u”. The young talent, now based out of LA, is signed to Island Records. She’s been tipped by V magazine as “the next generation of Taylor Swift-esque anthems wrapped in the sweet vocals of Lorde and maturity of Lana”, and she continues to impress with a new single named Empty, which really isn’t empty at all. This smoky curling, synth heaving R&B pop number addresses the melancholy and confusion Olivia felt when she first moved to LA. I’d imagine if Lana and Alessia Cara made a song together, it’d sound similar to this tune, which comes with a music video you can watch below. 

May 10, 2016

Empty, despite its name, is robust and compelling, a genre bending song from an artist named Donny who weaves into his pop music a rare combination of reggae, soul, blues, and electronica. Empty simmers and burns, its passionate brooding consuming with much raw power. Donny’s deep afflicted vocals and his darkly thudding drums reverberate with much moving woe. Head to Donny’s Soundcloud to hear more of his music, much of it has been listened to many times over by ardent fans.