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Olivia O’Brien “Just a Boy”

 

OLIVIA O’BRIEN surpasses 1.5 billion global streams & releases new track “Just a Boy” from highly anticipated debut album out next Friday, April 26

 

“JUST A BOY” FEATURED ON COSMOPOLITAN’S INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT HERE

“deep, soulful vocals” – Billboard

“her truest test of artistry is in her music, which she writes herself.” – V Magazine

“she’s proving to be a name on the rise” – Complex

Olivia O’Brien could go on and on rattling off “lame excuses from guys” that you screenshot and forward to your friends for commiseration, sympathy, a laugh, or often response advice…

You don’t need to ask what to say anymore though because the 19-year-old critically acclaimed Los Angeles based singer and songwriter presents the answers on her 2019 full-length debut due this spring via Island Records.  “I wrote this in a really dark place” she says, “and I hope I can help other people who may be in that same spot. My idea was for you to listen to the album when you’re feeling sad and by the end, you’ll feel better without even realizing it.

Their actions also had her asking if any of those relationships were even real.  On the flip side, you can believe her words, and that’s why she made a major dent in pop music. The purple-haired songstress put up legit numbers, racking up more than a billion streams by 2019.  She arrived as the rare talent who can share a song with everyone from G-Eazy and Drew Love of THEY. to gnash and received early support from the likes of Paper, The Coveteur, NYLON, V Magazine, and Idolator.

Now, Olivia takes everything back by way of her first record. “Obsessed with guitar,” she nodded to influences as diverse as Tame Impala, Kid Cudi, Amy Winehouse, and Fleetwood Mac.  The introductory single “Love Myself” serves as the album’s finale, but it also earmarks the beginning. Hinging on dreamy clean guitar, she turns her voice inward as she confesses in a booming chorus, “I don’t need to know who I am yet. I don’t need to have a solid plan yet. I don’t need to be the same as everyone else. I just need to motherfucking love myself.”

“I should love myself, but I don’t,” she goes on. “I should treat myself better, but I don’t. It doesn’t have the same unattainable note that a lot of happier, confident songs have. So much other shit is like, ‘I already love myself. I’m confident. I’m great’. This is more attainable. It starts with being easier on yourself. So many kids are depressed. I wanted to end on a high note.

 

WAS IT EVEN REAL? Tracklisting:
1.  purpleworld
2.  I Don’t Exist
3.  Inhibition (omw)
4.  Just Friends
5.  We Lied To Each Other
6.  UDK
7.  Care Less More
8.  Just A Boy
9.  Call Me!!!
10. Love Myself
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CURRENTLY ON THE WAS IT EVEN REAL HEADLINING TOUR WRAPPING UP ON APRIL 26 IN SAN FRANCISCO! 

 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
April 19 – Houston, Texas – House of Blues/ Bronze Peacock
April 20  – Dallas , Texas – Club Dada 
April 23  – Phoenix, Arizona- Crescent Ballroom
April 24 – Los Angeles, California – El Rey Theatre
April 25 – Oakland, California – The New Parish
April 26 – San Francisco, California –  The Great American Music Hall

Olivia O’Brien Debut Album “Was It Even Real”

OLIVIA O’BRIEN surpasses 1.5 billion global streams & releases intimate new track “JUST FRIENDS”

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Debut album WAS IT EVEN REAL arrives April 26

“deep, soulful vocals”Billboard

“her truest test of artistry is in her music, which she writes herself.” – V Magazine

“she’s proving to be a name on the rise” – Complex

OLIVIA O’BRIEN, the 19-year old Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter named one of “100 Women Revolutionizing Pop Music” by Paper magazine, and whose songs have surpassed over 1.5 billion global streams, releases “Just Friends,” the newest track from her highly anticipated debut album WAS IT EVEN REAL? arriving on April 26th via Island Records.

The April 26th release of WAS IT EVEN REAL? follows up the closing day of Olivia’s Was It Even Real Tour on April 26th in San Francisco, CA.  The 18-city tour featuring Kevin George opens March 31st in Salt Lake City – with most dates already sold-out.  This is Olivia’s first major tour since her 20-city trip with Jack & Jack in the fall 2017, in support of her debut EP release It’s Not That Deep.

“Just Friends,” with its simple production (think: “Landslide” by Fleet­wood Mac) is a startling, intimate follow-up to her first single “Love Myself” and showcases Olivia’s breathtaking vocals in a new light.

After gaining massive success with the release of “i hate u i love u,” her RIAA triple-platinum, self-composed smash collaboration with gnash, Olivia set out to prove that she is indeed a rising pop star to be reckoned with. WAS IT EVEN REAL? sets the tone and catapults a promising career trajectory of one of Island’s most promising new artists.

WAS IT EVEN REAL? Tracklisting:

​​​​​1.  purpleworld

2.  I Don’t Exist

3.  Inhibition (omw)

4.  Just Friends

5.  We Lied To Each Other

6.  UDK

7.  Care Less More

8.  Just A Boy

9.  Call Me!!!

10. Love Myself

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VMA After Party

Photo Credit: Brian Ach/Getty Images

Republic Records Hosts VMA After Party at Catch Roof.

Liam Payne, Shawn Mendes, Marshmellow, Hayley Kiyoko, Bryan “Baby” Williams, Ronald “Slim” Williams, Jessie Reyez, Wale, Lauv, Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia O’Brien, Madison Beer and More Attend.

Republic Records hosted a star-studded MTV VMA’s after party on Monday night at Catch Roof in New York. Attendees included Liam Payne, Shawn Mendes, Marshmellow, Hayley Kiyoko, Bryan “Baby” Williams, Ronald “Slim” Williams, Jessie Reyez, Wale, Lauv, Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia O’Brien, Madison Beer, DJ Cassidy, Blackway, LouGotCash, Kim Viera, Jeremy Zucker, Phantoms, Dascha Polanco and many more.

Check out photos from the event HERE!

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OLIVIA O’BRIEN RELEASES “RIP (STEVE REECE REMIX)” TODAY VIA ISLAND RECORDS!

20-CITY U.S. TOUR OPENING FOR JACK & JACK STARTS OCT. 23rd IN FORT LAUDERDALE, THROUGH DEC. 10th HOMECOMING AT FONDA THEATRE IN L.A.!

LISTEN TO “RIP (Steve Reece Remix)” here

Listen on Soundcloud here 


“Gearing up for total chart-topping domination” (Nylon

“Her truest test of artistry is in her music, which she writes herself” (V Magazine)

“She’s proving to be a name on the rise” (Complex)



Island Records Cali-based singer and song­writer Olivia O’Brien, familiar to hundreds of millions around the world via her RIAA triple-platinum self-composed smash collabo­ration with gnash, “i hate u i love u,” releases the “RIP (Steve Reece Remix)” today, as she gears up for her first major U.S. tour, opening for L.A.-based Island Records duo Jack & Jack. The 7-week, 20-city tour opens October 23rd at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, and wraps up December 10th with a homecoming gig in Los Angeles at the Fonda Theatre. (Please see complete tour dates below.)

“RIP,” has surpassed 4.2 million global streams and the video for the track has netted over 2 million views to date (watch the “RIP” video HERE). The infectious track – “This new you, this new dude/ Don’t know him, don’t want to/ I wish that I still knew, the old him, the old you…” – has struck a chord with Olivia’s fan base, prompting the energized new “RIP (Steve Reece Remix).”

 
About OLIVIA O’BRIEN:

Raised in Napa Valley, Olivia O’Brien has been singing and writing songs since she was seven years old, and taught herself to play both the guitar and piano. She began posting her originals on SoundCloud for fun, not thinking anything would come of it, until gnash reached out on Twitter last year after she posted a cover of one of his songs. When he asked her if she had any original material, Olivia sent him a voice-note of the beginnings of “i hate u i love u” and he invited her down to L.A. to record. “i hate u, i love u” is a global phenom since 2015. It became a Top 5 hit in the U.S. where it is certified RIAA triple-platinum, #1 in Australia (double-platinum), Top 10 UK (platinum), and Top 5 on iTunes in more than 50 markets.

 

OLIVIA O’BRIEN OPENING FOR JACK & JACK 2017 U.S. TOUR

10/23 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room

10/24 Orlando, FL Plaza Live

10/25 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre

10/27 Charlotte, NC The Underground

10/29 Syracuse, NY Wescott Theatre

10/30 Boston, MA House of Blues

10/31 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall

11/2 New York, NY Irving Plaza

11/4 Freehold, NJ iPlay America

11/6 Philadelphia, PA The TLA

11/8 Cleveland, OH House of Blues

11/9 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall

11/10 Minneapolis, MN Music Hall

11/30 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre

12/1 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl

12/3 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory OC

12/5 Seattle, WA Showbox

12/6 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

12/7 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

12/10 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre

 

 
List to “RIP (Steve Reece Remix)”:

General link: https://IslandRecs.lnk.to/RIPReeceMix

Amazon: https://IslandRecs.lnk.to/RIPReeceMixDL/amazonmp3

Apple Music: https://IslandRecs.lnk.to/RIPReeceMixDL/applemusic

Google Play: https://IslandRecs.lnk.to/RIPReeceMixDL/google-play

iTunes: https://IslandRecs.lnk.to/RIPReeceMixDL/itunes

Soundcloud: https://IslandRecs.lnk.to/RIPReeceMixDL/soundcloud

Spotify: https://IslandRecs.lnk.to/RIPReeceMixDL/spotify
 

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