- OLIVIA LANE HAS FINALLY FOUND THE ONE, RELEASES PERSONAL AND INTIMATE EP August 9, 2019 Appearance on NBC’s Songland Set For August 28th (Nashville, TN) – Talented country music singer/songwriter Olivia Lane has released her much-anticipated EP The One, available today on all digital streaming services. The One features Olivia at her very best as she tackles a multitude of subjects close to her, pouring her heart into meaningful personal statements ...
- OLIVIA LANE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “SO GOOD IT HURTS” May 24, 2019 ANNOUNCES NEW EP THE ONE OUT AUGUST 9th (Nashville, TN) – Talented country singer/songwriter Olivia Lane has just revealed her latest single – a feel-good song about young love titled “So Good It Hurts,” available today on all digital service providers at the link provided HERE. The playful track sees Olivia bragging about her man while ...
When artists present the whole picture, you really get to know them. At one moment, country
songstress Olivia Lane might gawk flirtatiously at her man in a cheeky chorus worthy of a hashtag. In the
next, the Houston-born and Nashville-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and performer
may pen a verse targeted at mental health struggles. This all-encompassing and no holds-barred point-
of-view endears her to both fans and critics alike with widespread praise from Rolling Stone, Taste of
Country, Billboard, Music Connection, and more in addition to a cumulative stream tally in excess of 18
million by 2019.
A combination of vivacity, vulnerability, and vitality drive her music.
“When you listen to me, I hope you know it’s okay to feel everything you need to feel,” she explains.
“Songwriting reminds us it’s alright to be vulnerable—or to sing out loud at a bar! I’m inviting you to
stay with me for three minutes and be inside those deep emotions, if you need to. I genuinely love what
I’m doing. I hope you can connect.”
She started entertaining during her formative years. In order to “channel emotions,” mom enrolled
Olivia in community theater. A part as Jan in Grease proved transformative as she “fell in love with
music.” Stoking that passion, the self-described “musical millennial melting pot” immersed herself in
records by Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood, Frank Sinatra, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, and Taylor Swift
between learning guitar and piano. In junior year, she convinced her parents to move to Los Angeles
inspired by “other Texans who made the move like Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez.”
A songwriting class at USC opened her eyes to the possibilities of telling a personal story in lyrics “rather
than just playing a part.” Upon graduation, she traded the City of Angels for Music City and hustled her
way into countless Nashville songwriting sessions. Along the way, she developed a style of her own
gleefully steeped in country tradition, rock energy, and hints of pop ambition.
The 2015 single “Steal Me Away” introduced her to audiences followed by “You Part 2” and the self-
titled Olivia Lane EP a year later. She spent the next couple of years on the road “in a van with four
dudes, playing every single venue we could.”
However, in the middle of this whirlwind, she reached a breaking point.
“My body literally started shutting down on me,” she admits. “I was unhappy on the road, and my voice
was suffering. I just felt like I wasn’t getting where I needed to be, so I went back to Nashville and took a
break. I got into talk therapy and changed everything around me. I felt like I needed a new chapter and a
new beginning. I went back to the raw inclination and right energy of just wanting to be a songwriter. If I
didn’t know who I was, how could I expect audiences to? So, I got in touch with what I needed to say as
an artist. On the other side of this, two years later, I feel like my old self again—just wiser.”
That brings us to her 2019 EP, The One. Powered by charismatic spirit and confident delivery, the seven-
track collection seamlessly blends hummable hooks and delightful twang. She teased out the project
with “You Got Me,” which quickly racked up 1.5 million Spotify streams, and its follow-up “Hey 3AM.”
Meanwhile, the lead-off and single “So Good It Hurts” hinges on a steady beat and warm synths as it
struts towards a guitar-backed fiery and flirty hook, “Go on put me in the dirt, he looks so good it hurts.”
“While this self-love and self-awareness journey happened for me, I started dating my boyfriend,” she
elaborates. “I’ve known him since I was 15. We went to high school together. I was obsessed with him,
but we never dated. We were just super close. Two years ago, he was like, ‘You’re my best friend, I love
you, and I want to be with you.’ I’d been so entrenched in all of this vulnerability, I wanted to write a big
and fun song describing him with his snapbacks and pearl snaps. It’s a strong woman saying she’s all
about her man! It’s almost objectifying him in a playful sense,” she grins.
Elsewhere, banjo and piano entwine on the inspiring and nostalgic anthem “The Cape.” The track
culminates in the reclamation, “Growing up doesn’t have to mean I lose the cape of faith and dream…I’m
taking it back.”
On the heels of the EP, she appears on NBC’s new songwriting competition series Songland. In an
episode of the primetime series, she reveals the process behind self-love affirmation “Perfect Skin” and
debuts it to the world.
In the end, Olivia Lane welcomes listeners everywhere to feel alongside her.
“I just want to relate,” she leaves off. “Music is the universal language. It gets down to the core of who
you are as a human. I’m available to you in my songs.”