Hello, our dear music enthusiasts, and welcome back to our blog where we make sure to present to you talented artists that deserve your recognition.
Today, we have a very special guest that will help us get in touch with our emotions on a very deep and sensitive level.
We met Beth when we got to listen to her debut single, This World You’re Living in and we’ve been listening to it on repeat ever since.
When she was kind enough to accept an interview with us, we we’re thrilled! So, without further ado, let’s get to know Beth Olive and her music that you didn’t know you needed until now.
The World You're Living In
I wrote this song about someone I fell for but said the reason they were leaving was to travel, which is where the subject matter and the title came from. But ultimately everyone who has ever experienced unrequited love has felt this way and this is my telling of that. The song was originally an acoustic ballad but I wanted to experiment with production and found the amazing Claudia Mills (BITTERS) who helped to make my vision real. I wanted a song you could cry and dance to! An Oxymoron within the lyrics and the music to make the song transferable depending on your own point in the grieving process.
From the wonderful intrumental to Beth's soothing voice to the painfully relatable lyrics, this song was on our on repeat list all week and we wouldn't have it any other way.
"One day somebody's goona look at me the way I look at you" is a phrase that starts the chorus and sends chills down our spine everytime. The song inspires everyone to move on from a one sided love and look forward to the future.
1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself, the person, not the artist? My name is Beth Olive, I’m from the UK, just outside of Liverpool. I make music but other than that I love to make people laugh if I can, especially my friends. I spend most of my time writing, drawing and reading (I’m currently enjoying the ‘Heartstopper’ graphic novels). But I spend most of my time with my pride and joy Tilly, she’s a Rottweiler but she is the sweetest animal you’ll ever meet, I would have one of every breed of dog if I could! 2. What is your musical background and what led you to pursue a musical career? I have sung since I was little, and was desperate to leave high school that I could study something creative - I went to college and did Music Technology before going on to study at BIMM in Manchester. I’ve been in a couple of bands along the way but the music I am making now is what I have always wanted to pursue.
3. What inspires your songwriting process? Life, which I’m sure is the same for everyone but more recently I’ve been reading a lot of poetry and letting specific words and phrases I take to become a prompt or the subject matter. 4. Are there any upcoming projects or collaborations you are excited about? Can you give us a sneak peek into what is next for your music? I have decided on my next release, which will be a completely different tone and subject matter, but I want to continue experimenting with my sound and to transform the song I have into something special, my next project will be more Alternative than Pop for sure! 5. Who do you admire most/what artists influence your musical style? I love everything that ‘The 1975’ have done/are doing, they have such a wide span of genres they have tapped into but still manage to keep everything unique to them. I also have enjoyed exploring more artists that have some meatier lyrics than I have been used to such as Phoebe Bridgers and also some different and unique sounds like Beabadoobee and The Japanese House - trying to broaden my horizons and it’s really helped with new ideas for my own music! 7. And finally, what advice would you like to give to your listeners? For everyone not just in music, if you want to do something don’t let silly things stop you. I spent so long waiting for the right time to do music and now it’s happening, I don’t know what took me so long. Beth is such a wonderful sensitive soul and we are so excited to see what she is going to surprise us with next!
Until Next Time,