Olivia Nelson is a talented singer-songwriter based in East London. Not too long ago, she released a fantastic 7-track EP, entitled, “Back to You”.
The anticipated project shines a light on a singular talent in narrative R&B songwriting.
Where her debut EP told the story of a woman putting her life back together after the collapse of a relationship, “Back to You” plots the road ahead to self-discovery and coming of age.
Olivia Nelson – “Back to You” EP
“I felt a lil’ lost after my first EP came out. I wasn’t sure where to go from there. All that build-up, then it’s over. This music stuff can really consume you and you can get so caught up in your own head. But all I knew is that I wanted to have fun with this project and make music that I would listen to day-to-day. And that’s exactly what I did. I slowly found the way back to myself. Hopefully, you feel that too.” – Olivia Nelson
The release of “Back to You” EP serves as Olivia Nelson’s biggest moment yet.
The anticipated project is filled with letters to exes and notes for self-love. The result is an exploration of an artist realizing and nurturing her full potential.
The EP begins with “Summertime”, a post-relationship tune which finds Olivia struggling to get over her ex.
Olivia Nelson – “Summertime” single
“It’s a flashback to a simpler time, remembering when I had less worries.” – Olivia transports back in time to face her first love – “I notice I usually do okay in the cold and rain. But it’s always in the summertime, I can’t get you off my mind. Every little thing that I do reminds me of you and when you were mine.”
Instead of enjoying her summer, Olivia experiences resurfacing emotions for her first love. Oftentimes, she reminisces about when they were seventeen, and the carefree fun they shared while enjoying life.
‘Summertime’ contains a heartwarming storyline, appealing vocals, and balanced instrumentation scented with an R&B-pop aroma.
“‘Cherry Chapstick’ is a story about two people finding love at a party. It’s that exciting moment when they meet and the connection starts to blossom. It’s a feel-good story that people root for.” – Olivia Nelson
‘Cherry Chapstick’ contains a relatable storyline, ear-welcoming vocals, and lush instrumentation flavored with contemporary R&B and neo-soul elements.
“It’s a message to his new girlfriend. A warning of what’s potentially to come.” – Olivia Nelson
‘Keeper’ tells a straightforward tale of a young woman who sends her ex-beau an evergreen message.
Apparently, not too long ago, the once budding couple called it quits. Their breakup occurred because she lived in a fairytale world while he simultaneously dated someone else.
Later, after healing from her heartache, she tells her ex to keep his new girl close because she’s the only one who will deal with his shenanigans.
‘Keeper’ contains a bittersweet storyline, attractive vocals, and funky instrumentation flavored with contemporary R&B and neo-soul elements.
“Back to You”
“I don’t wanna have another lover but I know I can’t have you. Thought it was over but I can’t control when my mind’s leading back to you. That don’t mean we should start again. You know something wasn’t right. But I still go there, thinking of the moments we had before that fight.” – lyrics
‘Back to You‘ is a seemingly classic love song about missing an absent partner. Dig a little deeper and you will discover Olivia Nelson telling a story of a journey back to herself.
The lovable tune contains a relatable storyline and ear-welcoming vocals. Also, the song possesses melodic instrumentation scented with a contemporary R&B aroma.
“I’m just being honest but you are everything I wanted. So why you got your guard up? So far to climb too high. What I gotta do to make you see through me? You’ve been through it, now I can’t get to you. What I gotta do to make you believe me. Can you let me in? ‘Cause you are everything I wanted.” – lyrics
‘Everything’ tells an adoring tale of a young woman who confesses that her significant other means the world to her.
The likable tune contains a lovely storyline, soulful vocals, and rich instrumentation flavored with contemporary R&B, funk, and neo-soul elements.
“‘No Answer’ is about when you’re trying to get ahold of someone and they’re purposely ignoring your call to play games. So you start to do the same to them.” – Olivia Nelson
‘No Answer’ tells a stimulating tale of a young woman who is fed up with her significant other because he doesn’t answer her phone calls. But, whenever they are together, he’s always talking on his phone with other people.
That upsets her so much that she confronts him about it. She wants to know what’s the problem and how can they solve it. But his head is so high in the clouds that he doesn’t understand why she’s upset.
In retaliation, she decides to give him a dose of his own medicine, hoping he will come down from his high horse. Therefore, she reverses their roles, now he’s the one calling her but she’s not answering his phone calls.
‘No Answer’ contains a relatable storyline, ear-welcoming vocals, and lush instrumentation flavored with contemporary R&B and neo-soul elements.
‘No Answer (feat. Hare Squead & Lilo Blues)
“I just want you right here right now. Baby, we gotta make love right here right now. Give me paper, give me something I can tear right now. You been smoking hella weed like you be dealing. Tell me, baby, what you feeling. ‘Cause I’ma pop you like you be listening to Katy (Perry). And I’ma funk you, funk you like the ’80s. Rock you, rock you like a baby.” – lyrics
‘No Answer (feat. Hare Squead & Lilo Blues)’ completes the EP in astonishing fashion.
Stream Olivia Nelson’s “Back to You” EP via Apple Music
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