Olivia O’Brien Releases New Single “RIP” Today – Listen Now

The 17-year-old simultaneously dropped the track’s cinematic video on VEVO.

Courtesy of Island Records

Island Records 17-year old singer and song­writer Olivia O’Brien, whose self-composed RIAA triple-platinum smash collabo­ration with gnash“i hate u i love u” is approaching 1 billion worldwide streams, releases her new single “RIP” today.

“RIP” (pronounced R.I.P.) was co-written by Olivia and Drew MacDonald and produced by Nic Nac and DaviDior (producers of DJ Khaled’s “I’m The One”).

The single is accomp­anied by a new video that Olivia co-directed with Chandler Lass, who also helmed the graphic Los Angeles-centric video for “Empty” released earlier this year (5 million YouTube views to date).

“I wrote RIP about when someone you love or someone who is important to you suddenly switches up and it feels like you don’t even know them anymore. Whether they get caught up in the scene or just make all new friends and forget about you, it sucks and (if you’re dramatic, like me) it can feel like the version of them that you know and love is actually dead. I think that’s something a lot of people have been through and I can’t wait to hear about how people relate situations in their own lives to the one that I went through when Drew and I wrote this song”

Olivia O’Brien on writing “RIP”

“RIP” builds on the momentum of previously released tracks “Trust Issues” (over 9 million streams); “Find What You’re Looking For” (10 million streams); “Root Beer Float” (featuring blackbear); the original “hate u love u”; and “Empty.”

Keep up with Olivia O’Brien by following her on Twitter at @oliviagobrien and Instagram at @oliviaobrien.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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