Ahead of her glistening new EP ‘Back to You’, we catch up with singer-songwriter Olivia Nelson as our latest Internet Crush!
From recording at Abbey Road Studios to being tipped as a rising star to watch, the 23-year-old artist has already gathered a swell of support across the UK and continues to shine with her formative soul and R&B influenced EP. Her fascination with icons Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey as a young girl allowed her to appreciate exceptional vocal ability, which later inspired her creative outlet as she began channelling her talents in songwriting and performance.
Recorded in partnership with BBC introducing, the EP’s title track may at first appear like a seemingly classic love song about missing an absent partner. However, delve a little deeper and she’s in fact sharing a story of the journey she experienced whilst finding herself: “It’s about feeling lost and finding your way back,” she explains. The track sets the tone for the whole EP — self-discovery, coming of age and feeding her talents as a songwriter. Her versatility and range as an artist expand as a result of this new release; drawing influences from her musical upbringing and adding modern funk elements with a contemporary flair.
As she prepares to take the UK R&B scene by storm, we sit down with the rising star herself as our latest internet crush which you can check out below!