23 year old East Londoner Olivia Nelson has been tipped by many to be a rising R&B artist releasing wise tunes beyond her years. Her lush melodies and intricate lyricism has captured the hearts of many, turning them into loyal fans instantly.
With a childhood infused with a contemporary mix of eclectic R&B and Motown classics, Olivia’s influences have been integral in unravelling her own sound. “Cherry Chapstick” follows the glorious “No Answer”, a track delivering swish beats and witty sass, and captures her youthful sweetness and swaddles it with a sultry embrace.
Narrating the Hollywood meet cute of two people at a party, “Cherry Chapstick” documents their first delicate moments of attraction. The soulful sounds create a warm ambience whilst the sophisticated R&B beats produce a hazy aura catering to the start of a close connection. It’s a humbling nod to the beginnings of something new, a journey of into the unknown.
Unearthing this narrative from its neo-soul backdrop, Olivia’s storytelling intricately wraps itself around the sensual rhythm. Explaining the story behind the new single, Olivia explains: “It’s about that moment when you can feel the love blossoming.” Yet, it’s Olivia’s majestic vocals that are enchanting. Brimmed with confidence and character, the track is sprinkled with sleek production, enhancing the effervescent appeal of her unique talent.
Olivia Nelson is truly an artist to admire. Despite her youthfulness, this talented artist hones in on a wise sense of lyricism, something which makes her a creative to put on your radar immediately, ahead of her further industry nods.