Olivia Lunny is having a pivotal moment. Her infectious single “Think Of Me” made an international splash on April 17th, premiering on Billboard. She was then offered the incredible opportunity to join Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Michael Bublé, Sarah Mclachlan, Tyler Shaw and other top Canadian talent on a charity cover of “Lean On Me” to raise funds for the Canadian Red Cross towards COVID19 relief efforts and initiatives.
With an incredible start to the year, Olivia has even more up her sleeve for her growing audience. Today she’s released her latest offering, “Bedsheets,” a delicate ballad of yearning while moving on. Teaming up again with her producer AJ Healey, the pair crafted the vulnerable, stripped-back tune while spending some time hibernating in the studio this past December. Her soft, velvety vocals cascade effortlessly over the acoustic guitar and minimalist percussion.
When asked how the song came to life, Olivia shared, “I shared the lyric ‘cigarette inside your hand wish you would hold me like that’ which spiraled into conversation about past ‘situationships’ and all of the themes that come with them. The song began with the idea of feeling close to someone while also feeling emotionally far away and eventually it became about longing for that connection but making the tough yet necessary decision to let something go.
She further explains, “Once that idea was locked in, the song came to life quickly. Within a few hours the lyrics were finished and I was in the booth singing a scratch vocal. We ended up keeping that original take and paired it with minimal production which makes this song feel almost like a diary entry.”
LISTEN TO “BEDSHEETS” HERE: