Endings are difficult, in any form they present themselves. It’s often tempting to lose yourself in the sadness of a goodbye, and forget that every ending is, in its own way, a new beginning. That’s the vibe we’re getting from Olivia Rees’s latest hit single, “It’s Over”.
The tune has a wonderful duality to it. On the one hand, we’ve got Olivia’s voice, which is appropriately sorrowful and evocative of great suffering. But on the other hand, there’s the beat that’s surprisingly up and excited, like someone staring off into a brand new future for the very first time.
Endings can be, and often are, tragic and all-consuming, but they can also have a liberating quality to them, allowing us to begin again. That’s what “It’s Over” brings to mind – the endless possibilities of the finish line”. And though it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what makes Olivia Rees’s obsessive release such a meaningful goldmine, we just know we want more of it. Whatever it is.
The 24-year-old singer/songwriter, based in Toronto, is a jack of all trades when it comes to music. An accomplished pianist and self-taught guitar player (at the tender age of 12), Olivia Rees has a deep and obvious connection with music. Like a fish in water, she manages to express her emotions colorfully, in very nuanced and heartfelt releases. And that’s what makes her music so appealing, in a way.
“It’s Over” seems like a deeply personal tune, one that takes you to the very heart of Olivia Rees, and if there’s one thing we, as humans, crave in this life, it’s connection with other human beings. “It’s Over” allows us just that, while also reinforcing this sensation of being understood, and heard from across many miles away.
With “It’s Over”, Olivia Rees hasn’t just established herself as a powerful and versatile artist, but also as a friend, someone whose music you can turn to in times of trouble. And we definitely want to see more of that.