Sultry and Empowering…
I was very excited about this artist. I watched a video singing on Instagram and instantly was drawn to her sultry sound. Amazingly, I can admit I had never heard the song she was covering until I watched this video. (Posted at the bottom of this article) Her voice is absolutely amazing, she is a top charting indie artist; her name is Olivia King.
Olivia King is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and designer from Warwick, Rhode Island. Her sound is defined as a cross between Pop and Soul. Inspired by the unique sounds of Lauryn Hill, Musiq Soulchild, and Michael Jackson; Olivia combines old-school dance music with a modern twist.
Olivia has been taking music seriously since she was 16 years old. She started performing in the Boston area at local clubs as well as on radio and TV stations.
Olivia acquired backup dancers in 2013 and the group has opened for major artists such as August Alsina, Eric Bellinger, Hi-Rez, Emilio Rojas and more.
She and her dancers perform in popular venues such as Santos Party House in NYC, Naga Nightclub in Boston, and Lupos Heartbreak Hotel in Providence.
At age 17, she started writing her own music and by 18 wrote a jingle for Kudo’s Trading Company in San Francisco, California. At 19 she auditioned for the popular television show “The Voice,” and made it through two rounds.
In January 2017, Olivia decided to go independent and since then, released 4 singles and an original Christmas song. Her music has over 500,000 streams on Spotify alone with features on Spotify’s Discover Weekly and Release Radar Playlists, topping the Indie Charts. Her Christmas song was played throughout all Alex and Ani stores in Dec. 2017.
Olivia’s music has been placed in major campaigns such as the “Be Your Biggest Fan” Campaign for Caleb McLaughlin from the Emmy Award Winning Netflix Series, “Stranger Things.”
Olivia’s most recent release, “Deserve Me” dropped on June 29 with a lyric video on YouTube. This is the first of a 3 song story line. Each song and music video will flow seamlessly into the next keeping viewers eager to hear and see more!
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW RELEASE
I am happy to announce Olivia King will be dropping a new single “Leaving You” on July 27th!
This will be the second single released following “Deserve Me.”
Paying It Forward
Aside from music, Olivia is also the founder and CEO of two companies: Girls Have Magic Powers which promotes empowering women and paying it forward and “Make Music Moves” which teaches independent artists how to be successful in the music industry.
Empowering, inspiring, independent, and making major moves on the path of success. Olivia King is definitely definitely a household name to look out for. Don’t forget for the last news and updates to check out her website HERE and follow her on social media.