Olivia Oâ€™BrienÂ has released a new single!
Known to millions worldwide after her smash collaboration with gnash on her self-composed RIAA gold hit â€œi hate u i love u,â€Â the Island Records recording artist is gracing us with a new song and video on Friday (February 17).Â
â€œI wrote â€˜Emptyâ€™ when I was at my lowest,â€ said Olivia.Â â€œI had just moved to LA and was kind of lost in life. I didn’t feel like I fit in with my new friends but my old friends were moving on in their lives without me. I let myself wallow in my depression for months, letting it get worse and worse and not telling anyone until I started feeling like every aspect of my life was tragic and hopeless.”
“Finally, when I started writing this song in a studio session I broke down and told the producer how I had been feeling. It was a very emotional day but I came out of it feeling so much better about everything and knowing I had just written my most vulnerable, emotional, and real song yet.â€
â€œEmpty,â€ Oliviaâ€™s fifth release since her signing to Island Records was announced last August, follows up â€œhate u love u,â€ â€œTrust Issuesâ€ (over 3 million streams); â€œFind What Youâ€™re Looking Forâ€ (over 4 million streams); and â€œRoot Beer Floatâ€ (featuring blackbear).
Listen to “Empty” and watch the graphic Los Angeles-centric video, shot by director Chandler Lass, below.