Olivia O'Brien - “blip” cover art

Unrequited Love Explored in Olivia O’Brien’s New “blip” Single

Olivia O’Brien (@oliviaobrien)  is an acclaimed singer-songwriter from Thousand Oaks, California. Now officially in the driver’s seat of her career, she makes a triumphant return to her roots with the release of her highly anticipated single, “blip.” The track marks O’Brien’s first release under her own label, girlhood records, via Warner Music Group’s ADA Worldwide, following her departure from the major label system.

Olivia O’Brien – “blip” Visualizer

“How is it fair you’re the love of my life but you never cared if I lived or I died. You were the one, well, at least in my mind, but I never made it into your top five. And I’m trying to keep justifying the why, why, why you kept on running.” – lyrics

Inspired by her own experiences with unrequited love, “blip” is a poignant exploration of the longing for connection with someone who may never reciprocate. Drawing from her heartfelt poem on the enduring presence of unrequited love in her life, O’Brien infuses “blip” with soulful melodies and raw emotion, inviting listeners on an introspective journey of love, vulnerability, and self-discovery. She sings passionately, “I was an extra, you’re the protagonist. I was a roadblock, you were my catalyst. I was a minute, you were a lifetime. I was so small, just a blip in your timeline.”

 “I’m just somebody that you never had to get over.”

Olivia O'Brien - “blip” press photo

“‘blip’ is a song for my fellow delusional people who fell in love with someone they never dated. This song blossomed from a love of the word ‘blip’ and a poem I wrote about how unrequited love is a lifelong friend of mine. I write songs about loving people who never thought twice about me… so I made another one.” – Olivia O’Brien explained

Boasting over 3.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify, the forthcoming wave of music follows hits, “Empty,” “hate u love u,” and “Jossyln,” which collectively have over half a billion streams on Spotify alone.

“Time isn’t healing me, every year I just get older.”

Olivia O'Brien - “blip” press photo

“I was a blip, just a small interruption. I was a slip-up, a minor obstruction. Invisible glitch in a system, malfunction. I was a blip, I was basically nothing.” – lyrics

“blip” is the lead single from O’Brien’s forthcoming EP, set to be released this summer 2024. The project promises to showcase a fresh chapter in O’Brien’s musical journey.

“Convinced it just wasn’t our time.”

Olivia O'Brien - “blip” press photo

After getting her start as a teen musician, Olivia O’Brien is now a young but determined artist with a clear artistic vision. She has developed a dedicated following across socials with 1.3M followers on Instagram and 1.4M followers on TikTok.

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