Olivia Dean’s ‘Time’ Hones In On Her Performance Technique

It was recorded in one take...

Olivia Dean returns with new single ‘Time’.

The songwriter’s Mercury nominated debut ‘Messy’ remains a delight, a ruthlessly honest coming-of-age statement. Since then, her profile has blossomed – packing out London’s eventim Apollo three times over earlier this year.

During the shows Olivia Dean decided to share something special – a dose of new material.

Out now, ‘Time’ continues her journey, a dose of soulful pop with that refreshing, Olivia Dean feel. Lyrically, it hones in on time anxiety – the feeling that you simply don’t have enough time for everything you want to do.

Working quickly in the studio, Olivia opted for a one-take performance – just a single run though, broadly recorded live. As a result, it taps into her performance technique, displaying her vocal control and gentle emotional pull.

She comments…

Time’ was born out of the frustrating feeling of not having enough of it. It’s about wanting to be ambitious, experience the world, and do everything while still feeling connected to the ones you love. It’s a real balancing act, especially as a woman. So, the song moves between these two worlds, dreamy and serene, then wild and chaotic, as life often is!

It’s pretty much a completely live, one-take of me and my band just playing in a room together as we have been on tour. It feels so different from what I’ve made before, sonically of course, but also in its energy. I’m really excited about that.

Tune in now.

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