One of the foremost rising British R&B talents Olivia Nelson releases her gorgeous new offering ‘Oblivion’ – her first brand new material since the electrifying Back To You EP.
‘Oblivion’ opens with haunting violins a contemplative R&B piano instrumental, forming a classic bed for Olivia’s remarkable vocal performance to dance over, its raw beauty marked by her stark, bluesy lyricism. “I’m letting loose, I’ve lost control, lost my mind, can’t find my soul, I’ve been sipping on oblivion.” Speaking on the track, Olivia states:
“Oblivion is about a love lost and using different vices to help yourself cope with that feeling. It’s about being numb and free.”
With a gorgeously expressive visual that underlines her creative flourishes, Olivia is defining herself as a significant talent in the UK landscape, with the kind of effortless, assured performance that’s seen her gain critical acclaim across the likes of BBC R1 Xtra, NOTION and METAL MAGAZINE at this early stage.
Being handpicked by BBC 1Xtra’s DJ Target to record two songs from her previous EP Back To You in collaboration with the world-famous Abbey Road Studios – part of the stories of musical legends from The Beatles to Lady Gaga – it’s clear Olivia is coming through in a very potent lane – and ‘Oblivion’ excitingly sets the bar from a star primed to do big things this year.
‘Oblivion’ is available now via all major platforms.
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