Posts Tagged ‘Olivia O’Brien’

November 29, 2017

I have never heard of “tequilawine” and I’m doubtful of its true existence, but if it really were a thing, I’m more than game to try it out. After all, I’m fond of wine, and I’m fond of tequila. If the meeting of the two is as sublime as Olivia O’Brien’s song Tequilawine, I’d probably be hooked. The song is one of five tracks off the Napa chanteuse’s recent EP, It’s Not That Deep. Sweet sass abounds on the cozy strumming R&B pop song. Olivia O’Brien, who’s had a deservedly swift rise since the release of breakout hit “hate u, love u”, will be headlining a very special show on December 11th in a winery barn in Sonoma with Devon Baldwin. All proceeds from this North Bay Fire Relief Benefit Concert at Gundlach Bundschu Winery will go to Napa Valley Community Foundation and Sonoma County Resilience Fund. Find out more, here. You can stream Olivia O’Brien’s It’s Not That Deep EP, here.

November 8, 2017

We’ve all been there. “I hate going out, I hate coming home, I hate how you’re never picking up your phone, yeah,” sings Olivia O’Brien on her latest single, No Love, and we can’t help but be reminded of the times we’ve felt the same way. Though the Napa chanteuse sings about L.A., this is a universal song that anyone can relate to. The singer songwriter waxes bitter and melancholic on her pop ballad, serving as the voice of our own hearts. No Love, produced by Jahaan Sweet (Kehlani, Amine) is a beautifully forlorn taste from Olivia O’Brien’s highly anticipated debut EP, It’s Not That Deep, due out soon November 17th. On a cold autumn night, we’re we have this moody brooding gem to keep our lonesome hearts company. Re-visit Olivia O’Brien’s prior hit singles on Soundcloud, here.

July 16, 2017

Wine Country’s own edgy and charismatic pop starlet Olivia O’Brien has been at the center of a ton of well deserved praise and buzz since her song with gnash, “i hate u, i love u” blew up the internet (it’s now approaching a billion streams worldwide). We’ve been ardent fans since, and we can’t help but love the fact that this superstar in the making hails from one of our favorite spots to visit here in California. The Island Records signed 17 year old singer songwriter returns with a slice of spunky bold R&B inflected future pop with RIP, which Olivia co-wrote with Drew MacDonald. RIP, produced by Nic Nac and DaviDior (producers of DJ Khaled’s I’m The One), comes accompanied by a new video which the multi-talented artist co-directed alongside Chandler Lass. 

Olivia noted: “I wrote RIP about when someone you love or someone who is important to you suddenly switches up and it feels like you don’t even know them anymore. Whether they get caught up in the scene or just make all new friends and forget about you, it sucks and (if you’re dramatic, like me) it can feel like the version of them that you know and love is actually dead. I think that’s something a lot of people have been through and I can’t wait to hear about how people relate situations in their own lives to the one that I went through when Drew and I wrote this song”. Watch the video for RIP below, which has already racked up close to a quarter of a million views since it came out a couple days ago. RIP is out on iTunes, here

February 23, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 02.20.2017 – 02.21.2017

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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. 

October 25, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 10.21.2016 – 10.23.2016

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October 23, 2016

Even if you aren’t familiar with Olivia O’Brien’s solo music, I can bet on it that you’ve obsessed over her collaboration with gnash, “i hate u i love u”. This 16 year old singer songwriter displays maturity far beyond her years, having been compared to the likes of Taylor Swift, Lorde, and Lana Del Rey all at once in the past. Plus, she was raised in one of my favorite places right outside of San Francisco, the gorgeous town of Napa, where wine flows plenteous and the view is always breathtaking. Olivia O’Brien’s new single, Find What You’re Looking For, adds additional clout to her repertoire with its dark smoldering R&B and crisp atmospheric pop. This future star in the making just might be the Bay’s next Kehlani, and I can’t be more proud of our home grown talent. Find What You’re Looking For is out now on Island Records.

August 15, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 08.12.2016 – 08.14.2016

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August 15, 2016

Napa happens to be one of my favorite places to visit, being quite the admirer of viticulture, delicious food, and gorgeous scenery. The city itself is now also the surprising source of some beautiful urban pop from one Olivia O’Brien, whose voice and talent you’ll most certainly recognize from her popular collaboration with gnash, “i hate u, i love u”. Oliva O’Brien is only 16, yet the singer songwriter exhibits much maturity in her clever lyricism and emotive depth. Trust Issues is some floridly hooking, electro floaty R&B pop with an abundance of snappy appeal. The single is a first peek at Olivia O’Brien’s forthcoming full length debut, to be released in 2017 on Island Records. Keep an eye on this young flowering starlet. 

June 8, 2016

Our Santa Barbara boys Dropout are doing incredible things once again as they drop (pun intended) a scintillating new one in the form of Never Hate You, which features gorgeous vocals by one Anna Clendening. Never Hate You is actually a mashup cover affair, one that brings together Flume & Kai’s smash hit Never Be Like You and gnash & Olivia O’Brien’s “i hate u, i love u”, two tunes I adore massively. How they ever came up with this idea eludes my mind, but I’m plenty grateful they did. Never Hate You is divine, a seamless fusion of two tremendous songs. They combine to form one epic bouncy banger of an uplifting electronic jam. I’ll never be confused between choosing one song over another to listen to again. Well played, thank you, guys. Dropout’s Never Hate You is a free download, here.