Olivia Burke is releasing her new single on Friday 23rd July called ‘You’re Alive’. The song was written by Keith McLoughlin and Grace Day and recorded at Beardfire Music Production Studio & Label.
Drawing inspiration from pop power houses such as Maggie Roggers and Jessie Ware, ‘You’re Alive’ draws parallels between coming to terms with the end of a friendship or relationship and the feeling of grief. While the subject of the song is heavy, the melody and instrumentation remain uplifting, featuring dreamy synths, vibrant electro drums and pristine pop vocals delivered by Olivia. How the song came to be is a perfect example of a pandemic collaboration; Keith McLoughlin wrote some lyrics and sent them to Grace Day, who currently lives in Nashville. From there, Keith and Grace wrote the song together over Facebook video calls.
Having heard Olivia Burke sing on his radio show, Keith decided Olivia would be perfect for the song. Olivia, a Co. Offaly native, was fully on board to sing and perform on the song. She joined in on the video calls along with the lads at Beardfire Music to work on pre-production before spending an afternoon in the studio recording vocals, guitar etc.
Olivia Burke has finished four years studying Commercial Modern Music and Songwriting at BIMM Dublin. In the past she has performed in many venues including Whelan’s, The Workman’s Club, Dolans and was shortlisted in the final 33 of the Hotpress Big Break Competition back in 2014.
Olivia still only 22 years old has been releasing her own music for many years included a single back in May called ‘Anybody Else’ and an EP called ‘Notes On My Napkin’ back in 2015 which she successfully got crowdfunding for through a Fund It.
Olivia’s influences include Amy Winehouse, Lorde, Frank Ocean, Kacey Musgraves.