OLIVIA LUNNY RELEASES SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM TODAY
09 JULY 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Today, rising Canadian pop artist Olivia Lunny has released her anticipated self-titled debut album. The project dropped via the 22-year-old talent’s imprint label, Infinity & Recordings, distributed in partnership with Universal Music Canada and globally through Virgin Music.
Last year Olivia made a lot of noise with her impressive independent hustle and debut EP To The Ones I’ve Loved, garnering millions of streams, critical acclaim, and catching the attention of Universal Music Group. After inking the deal for her new label endeavor, she went to work channeling her experiences and growth into more undeniably relatable songs for her rapidly growing fanbase.
Wanting to push herself further as a singer and songwriter, Olivia hit the studio renowned songwriters and producers including Tommy Brown (Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor), Melanie Fontana (BTS, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa), Whitney Phillips (Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion), Boi-1da (Rihanna, Lana Del Rey), and YogiTheProducer (Kehlani, Jessie Reyez).
That incredible lineup of music makers helped bring to life a debut album absolutely stacked with hits. Olivia’s first two singles - a seductive disco-pop banger entitled “Who Could Say No” and the infectious retro-vibed fan favorite “Sad To See You Happy” - are already starting to take off at US and Canadian radio and have earned praise from iHeartRadio, UPROXX, NYLON, Sweety High, The Line of Best Fit, Official Charts, Notion, and more.
While reflecting on the journey to her debut album Olivia mused,“I wrote my first song when I was 12 years old. At that moment I could have never foreseen such a beautiful musical future ahead. Sharing songs for me has always felt so cathartic. Sharing a group of songs in album form feels even more surreal.” She adds, “Creating this project was truly a growing experience for me in all aspects. Working with such incredible collaborators was a dream come true. I was challenged in the best way possible by writing with so many talented people. The best part was exploring my artistry and not being confined to a box. I’m so excited for listeners to hear the different sounds that range throughout the album. In some ways, these tracks feel like letters to versions of my past and future self. I hope fans can find joy and comfort in these songs, there was so much love put into them!”
LISTEN TO OLIVIA LUNNY’S DEBUT ALBUM HERE
OLIVIA LUNNY - ALBUM TRACK LISTING:
- Worth It
- Crazy Love
- The Walls
- Cold Coffee
- Who Could Say No
- Sad To See You Happy
- Modern Love
WHAT THE PRESS ARE SAYING:
“Olivia Lunny’s breezy pop scratches that early-aughts nostalgic itch, when life was simpler."
“Don’t you love it when you discover a new artist just when they’re on the precipice of blowing up? Well, get ready, because Olivia Lunny is next in line.”
ABOUT OLIVIA LUNNY
Canadian singer/songwriter Olivia Lunny delivers a dynamic breed of alt-pop, instantly infectious but full of emotional depth. After taking up guitar and writing her first song at age 12, the Winnipeg native soon ascended to national fame, earning a Western Canadian Music Award nomination for Pop Artist of the Year when she was 17 and scoring a Top 40 hit with her 2019 single “I Got You.”
In the making her 2020 debut EP To the Ones I Loved, Lunny purposely channeled even more vulnerability into her songwriting, a quality that infuses standout tracks like “Bedsheets”—an acoustic-guitar-laced ballad hailed by Ones to Watch as “heart-wrenching.” The EP drew widespread attention, garnering millions of streams and receiving praise from the likes of Billboard, PAPER, Refinery 29, Ones To Watch, and Parade.
With her recent milestones including winning the Young Canadian Songwriter Award from the SOCAN Foundation and inking her own label imprint distribution deal with Universal Music Canada, the 22-year-old artist has just released her full-length debut: a self-titled body of work centered on her spellbinding vocals and incredibly resonant lyrics.
By bringing so much spontaneity to her songwriting, Lunny ultimately created a debut album that’s both emotionally raw and gorgeously nuanced in its exploration of love and its many dimensions. “I’d love for these songs to become part of the soundtrack to people’s experiences—whether they put on a sadder song to get their feelings out and cry, or put on one of the poppier songs to celebrate,” she says. “As an artist that’s all you can really wish for: to leave an imprint on somebody’s life, and let them know that someone else understands what they’re feeling.”
Watch “Sad To See You Happy” music video HERE
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