“ALTERNATIVE FUNK & SOUL”
In a vocal style reminiscent of Erykah Badu or Little Dragon, Olivia’s songs describe life from her perspective and often explore topics of duality and self-love. Since summer 2018 OLIVIA BROWN BAND has been perfecting a collection of these original songs, fusing a wide range of eclectic influences together into some kind of alternative funk and soul music.
Inspired by artists like The Meters, The Pixies, James Brown, and Can, Olivia Brown Band features JAKE FRANICZEK on guitar, IAN AISLING on keys, OLIVIA BROWN on bass and vocals, and JUSTIN MCHUGH on drums. Their uninhibited and captivating performances are sure to leave no audience behind.
Olivia Brown’s newest music video ‘BAD ENOUGH’ is a collage of Snapchat and phone movies taken in Hamilton and Toronto. Featuring scenes from Long Branch train station, her 26th/22nd birthday, and walks throughout suburbia, ‘BAD ENOUGH’ documents Olivia’s imagination in a personal and inventive way. With few models of a singer-songwriter turned videographer, Olivia is making interesting progress.
“I began visualizing music when I first started writing songs in high school,” said Olivia. “When I decided that it was time to start releasing songs I’d written, it quickly became clear that I needed to have a visual component to go with them. I became fixated on the idea of making visuals myself when I realized how difficult it was going to be not only to explain what I see in my head but to afford hiring someone else to recreate that. That’s when I started collecting phone videos to go with my songs.”
‘BAD ENOUGH’ confirms, as Olivia has said “I think that I’ve had enough, of whatever it was that tried to take me.” She’s written a non-confrontational song that alludes to a dark and ever-present internal dialogue of self-deprecating thoughts. “Writing songs is healing for the writer, but listening to songs is healing for everyone. That’s why music is my favourite.”