Posts Tagged ‘Olivver The Kid’

May 30, 2018
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It was an absolute pleasure and delight to premiere La Bouquet’s performance of Loveless on Sunshine Sessions earlier this year. If you missed out on the feature, make sure you take in the poignantly heartfelt video, here. Now that Bryan Sammis (The Neighbourhood, Olivver the Kid) and Jake Lopez are back with a fresh new tune named Cruel, we’re more than ready to dive into a new lavish dose of the duo’s vivid music once again. Cruel is a widescreen ballad bursting with richly layered instrumentals and skyscraping choruses. Alt pop and alt rock interweave on the heart-bursting track, whose lyrics are an age-old lament spurned by bitter heartbreak. Strangely enough, La Bouquet seems to have scrapped all their tracks from Soundcloud. Perhaps this signifies some exciting new developments for the duo. We’ll keep our ears perked for any news. Revisit their Heavy Sunshine EP on Spotify, here.

March 12, 2018
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Two long time IHM favorites come together to make sweet, sweet music on HiLo, which really leaves us in much more a “high” than a “low”. Olivver The Kid, who we can’t be more grateful has returned to the music scene lately with new tunes, links up with Los Angeles alt band ARMORS on the nostalgic alt ballad, whose retro-80s veneer and smooth smoky pop is like The Neighbourhood gone The Chain Gang Of 1974. HiLo is an epic soiree, and it pumps us up just when we need it, considering the crazy wild amount of tasks we have to finish before we fly out to Austin in less than 24 hours. Thanks, guys! The magnificent alt pop anthem can also be spinned on Spotify, here.

February 3, 2018
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Overjoyed is an understatement when it comes to how we felt when Olivver The Kid suddenly re-emerged last month with a brand new single. The ex-member of The Neighbourhood took a long break before regaling us with alt pop song Bitter, and he’s picking up a fresh surge of momentum by quickly following the track up with new single Annie. The Los Angeles based musician hits us with lavish synths and crushing nostalgia on the dreamy waltz, a prom-ready slow dancr of a synthy alt pop ballad. Olivver The Kid’s creamy cooing reaches lofty heights on the lovelorn heart-on-the-sleeve melter. Whoever this Annie is, she sure made a lasting mark on someone’s heart. Stream prior single Bitter and Olivver The Kid’s fine collection of songs on Soundcloud, here.

January 17, 2018
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Olivver The Kid re-emerges with a solid gold new jam for the new year, and it’s everything us long time fans of the ex-The Neighbourhood member’s solo music could hope for. After all, we’re still incredibly addicted to songs like Lucy (Hurt People Hurt People), Not Going Home, and Freak from his breakout EP a few years back. Though his new single is named Bitter, the alt pop song leaves no bitter taste in our hearts. It’s an emotionally florid swathe of sleek swelling euphoria, permeated with crisp 80s gated reverb drums. Bitter reminds us how much we’ve been missing Olivver The Kid’s music in his long absence. Revisit his prior releases on Soundcloud, here.

February 19, 2016

As someone who’s been a devout fan of Olivver The Kid, ever since his song Lucy (Hurt People Hurt People), I have absolutely no idea how I missed sharing the Los Angeles artist’s song BBBlue when it was revealed on his The Boy Who Cried Wolf EP some months ago. Fortunately for me, a new music video has just been unveiled for the alt pop and synthpop tune, affording me a relevant share of the song. The video’s melancholic brooding and throwback 80′s style are a fine match for BBBlue’s sleek sadness and moody heartache, whose muggy The Neighbourhood atmosphere comes as no surprise considering Olivver The Kid’s history with the band. Hit up iTunes to purchase Olivver The Kid’s The Boy Who Cried Wolf EP.

October 2, 2015
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It’s been a moment since we heard a new one from Olivver The Kid, but as his track record has proven, the moment I saw a tune had surfaced, I knew it would end up right here on IHM. World On Fire, which premiered on Beats & Complex, is a grittily powerful electropop anthem that soars magnificently. The former member of The Neighbourhood brings along a touch of the band’s mugginess to the tune as before, but this is a bold and dauntless, soul baring explosion of an anthem. World On Fire is the invigorating, vibrant first single from a five track EP titled The Boy Who Cried Wolf, due out October 16th. And it might in fact be the best song we’ve heard yet from Olivver The Kid, as much as I still love Lucy and his other earlier songs.

OFFICIAL VID: Olivver The Kid – Attica ’71

February 5, 2015

Though Lucy might be my all time favorite song by rising Los Angeles act Olivver The Kid (once just Olivver), Attica ‘71 happens to be the swanky tune that first keyed me into the fresh act nearly a year ago. I immediately noticed the song’s sultry grittiness, one that’s not unlike the sound of The Neighbourhood, from which Olivver is an ex-member. Now, nearly a year later, Olivver The Kid has dropped a music video for that early tune, a moody and brooding R&B/synth pop song.

December 31, 2014
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The End is a hip hop and electropop jam that brings together Los Angeles’ Olivver The Kid, an act I’ve been championing since he swept me away with his song Lucy, and Wes Period, a rising California hip hop artist who only gripped my attention recently. The two make the perfect match on the gritty song, which carries a hooking chorus by Olivver with plenty of his slinky, edgy synthpop style and Wes Period’s staccato, entrancing, and raw delivery. Pinky and the Brain also delivers on the song’s transfixing and dark production. You might recall that Olivver is formerly from The Neighbourhood, who’s vibe always gelled with hip hop.

December 23, 2014
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One of my favorite songs of the year, and one of the catchiest, is undoubtedly Los Angeles artist Olivver’s (aka Olivver The Kid’s) Lucy (Hurt People Hurt People). While the original is a synthy treat, Olivver The Kid has unleashed an immense acoustic rendition of Lucy. It’s hooking warmth and honeyed lushness is absolutely swooning. The original version of Lucy is on Olivver The Kid’s debut EP, Freak, out last month. 

November 27, 2014
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Olivver, or Olivver The Kid, whichever name is the proper one to go by now, adds to his growing list of amazing tunes with infectious slow burner synthpop jam Now You Know. It’s a melange of bittersweet, tender emotion and dark, edgy atmosphere. Now You Know is on a new five track EP, B-Sides, available for free. B-sides is a compilation of songs that won’t be on Olivver’s coming debut EP, Freak.