Olivesque’s ‘Death’ Is Drawn To Melancholy

It's a breezy piece of dream pop...

Olivesque has shared her new song ‘Death’.

The title may be ominous, but don’t let first impressions fool you – ‘Death’ is an assured piece of dream pop, with its lo-fi, DIY construction belying the assured use of melody, and the sharply poetic turn of phrase.

The slight glacial tinge to the sonics perfectly suits Olivesque’s songwriting, honed during coastal walks by her native Saltburn-by-Sea. Labelling it “a bedroom indie song about death”, the rising force looks back on the song’s origins, and the lockdown ennui that lay behind it.

In a note, she writes: 

“This was written in peak lockdown and I feel like lyrically I was taking the piss out of my situation in a very romantic but dark way. It started out as a bassline that I had written in my first year of university and labelled ‘Wolf Alice bassline.’ Fast-forward to March 2020 I had begun demoing my own songs on Garage-band – mostly as a coping mechanism during the pandemic.” 

The lyrics are very reflective of that period and my mindset towards it. There’s something about darkness and melancholy that I really enjoy – rather than finding its depth intimidating, I find it a beautiful thing to sit with and there was a lot of that during the pandemic. There’s a sinister comedic twist to the narrative that is essentially saying take me to hell because it can’t be any worse than this reality. What’s ironic is that summer was actually the best summer of my entire life.” 

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Through The Eyes Of Ruby

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