If there is anyone to keep an eye out for it is Olivia Lunny! The rising Canadian pop singer is having a defining moment and her ride is just getting started. Olivia’s musical journey began at the tender age of 12. Over the years, her music evolved with her. This latest era of her artistry is proving to be her most exciting. With upbeat electro-pop hits such as “I Got You” and “Think of Me” claiming spots on worldwide charts, Olivia Lunny is sharing her most personal song yet with her newest release of “Bedsheets.”
Cliché : How have you been keeping busy during this time at home?
Olivia Lunny: I’ve been doing lots of fitness live stream workouts and meditations. I also recently discovered my love for baking and cooking! I’ve been writing lots of course, too!
The cover of “Lean on Me” to raise funds for the Canadian Red Cross towards COVID19 relief efforts and initiatives was such a beautiful video! What was it like to be a part of that with so many of your fellow Canadian artists?
It was truly an honour to be a part of a project with such incredible artists representing our amazing country. As far apart as we are right now, it’s been so beautiful to come together with others to spread the message of hope.
Has the new socially distant way of life changed your perspective about the importance of music in the world?
It 100% has! Although the logistics of concerts and writing sessions are very different now, they’re still made possible with technology! As everyone is growing antsy at home, I think it’s an amazing thing to be able to share music and assure others that they’re not alone in what they’re going through. Emotions are universal and so is music.
Talk about your new song “Bedsheets”
Bedsheets is actually my favourite song I’ve written to-date. It’s a very honest and vulnerable tune and essentially a diary entry of mine. Everyone who has listened thus far has said the song makes them feel a lot of emotion. That’s ultimately my goal with the music I create and share. I’m so excited to put this song out into the world!
“Bedsheets” discusses the yearning for a connection but realizing that sometimes it is best to move on. Does it feel therapeutic to write about something so personal? Is it a part of your healing process?
Music has always been a positive vice for me. When I’m having trouble navigating a situation or feeling a lot of emotions, picking up the guitar and singing has always helped me better understand myself. Music is such a beautiful thing, I’m so grateful for how it’s helped me grow and become the person I am today!
You have been writing music from such a young age! How have your musical inspirations/ influences evolved as you have gotten older?
I grew up with my dad always introducing me to classic bands such as The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton etc. As I grow older I still love those bands but also love digging and discovering new bands. I’ve been a fan of “The Paper Kites” for years now, Ingrid Michelson was an early influence on my writing. It’s crazy how many artists there are in the world. How exciting we get to continue discovering new ones as the years go on!
What can we expect from you next?
Lots of new music! I’m so excited to finally have a clear idea of my artist identity. I can’t wait to share these upcoming songs and a possible project at the end of summer! STAY TUNED xx
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