Olivia’s debut EP, Weightless, is ready to take you for a stroll down memory lane — to her positive world full of first loves, perfect summer days, and uplifting music to get you through the inevitabilities of growing up and experiencing heartache. Olivia isn’t going to light up a dance floor, nor does she want to; she’s not a Dangerous Woman nor a Femme Fatale. Her music remains more pure and airy, harkening back to days when pop was pop (or as it would be called now, more bubblegum), and less dubstep music you’d blast at a rave.
The title track opens Weightless on a positive and light note, with an atmospheric and uncluttered production paired with Olivia’s breezy vocals culminating in a track that feels as light as its namesake. Olivia’s music is pop in the most purest sense of the word; a lot of what you’ll hear dominating the charts today is pop with a fusion of dance or dubstep, or, alternatively rap / country / some other genre crossover. Think Natasha Bedingfield meets Disney Channel era Hilary Duff.
Watch the music video for “Ferris Wheel”, a sublimely relaxing summer song with fun and cheerful lyrics like “A California sky filled with red balloons”. Olivia sings about the wonderful feeling of just being alive and having a positive outlook, and it’s absolutely infectious.