Off the back of a UK tour support slot with Julia Jacklin, Australian singer-songwriter Olympia will release her sophomore album FLAMINGO on July 5th (Opposite Number Records).
Olivia Bartley, the woman and creative force behind the project, co-produced the record with collaborator and friend Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, DMAs, Julia Jacklin). The first single ahead of release is ‘Hounds’, an equally heart and head-strong pop powerhouse about human feeling and what it is to evolve.
It’s a promise window into the sophomore album to come. “The record explores how grief and desire are intertwined. It’s referencing a personal tragedy – the addiction and loss of someone very close to me,” says Bartley. “But it’s not a project of catharsis – I chose to submit myself to this experience because I wanted to create from inside it, rather than explaining it. I’ve tried to borrow from my own grief to create its inverse: something joyous. Something beyond myself, something fantastic -something new”.
Listen to ‘Hounds’ below: