Upcoming indie singer-songwriter Olive Featherstone makes her official debut with the release of ‘Opium Requiem‘, a slow and deeply moving alt-rock number filled with emotive lyricism and seductive lo-fi guitar melodies.
Inspired by the likes of Marika Hackman, Alexandra Savior and Karen O, Olive Featherstone’s music oozes a subtle, sultry feel that’s tinged in melancholy and wrapped in disarmingly candid introspection. For ‘Opium Requiem‘, the young, Bristol resident calls upon her time in a toxic, emotionally imbalanced relationship for her inspiration. Now a solo artist, Featherstone has admitted to being more comfortable discussing sensitive, personal topics under her new moniker.
Speaking on the influences behind the track’s lyrics, Olive Featherstone shares:
“I wrote this song at the end of a turbulent relationship with someone who would be awake whilst I was sleeping in the same room – he’d be sat by the window, smoking and watching people go by. I always thought that symbolised the distance we had between us in that relationship.”
Set upon a foundation of melodic electric guitar chords and steady, foot-tapping percussion, Olive Featherstone’s vocals guide the track in a hazy, laid-back yet soulful fashion, reminiscent of the likes of Billie Eilish & Greentea Peng. Simplistic, honest and heartfelt, ‘Opium Requiem‘ is a remarkable debut from Olive Featherstone who is set to release her debut album in August of this year.
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