We recently reviewed the song “Moroccan Oranges” by Olive Louise and we have finally gotten the chance to sit down and listen to her 3 song EP, 275 Kings Point Road.
275 Kings Point Road is titled for the place where she grew up…the actual main house of the The Great Gatsby estate.
Of “Moroccan Oranges”, Olive has said,
The song is about the summer I traveled to Morocco and Paris with my dad and sister after my mom passed away. It’s about the dissonance I felt looking at my dad trying to hold it together and make us feel okay, knowing that even though we were seeing stunning views, and trying new foods, and were there together, we felt completely shattered.
As previously stated about “Moroccan Oranges”, Olive’s vocals and lyrics are honest, and raw, but they also carry a heaviness of a life that has experienced more than it probably should have at an early age. That heaviness gives Olive’s vocals an edge that is sharp, cutting, and haunting.
On the song “The Cure”, three words came to mind – sing it girl!
Olive belts out “The Cure” and it shows her vocal powers whether she’s singing low or hitting the highs, she has full control of her voice and it’s amazing to hear her sing with such ease. There’s a poetic beauty with the lyrics and music, they transcend the current moment and carry the listener back to another time. The song feels like a moment in time coloured by sepia tones and sadness.
The song, “Garden” is a letter to Olive’s parents. A child’s simple wish that they are both together and that one day, the family will be together again. The lyrics paint such a vivid picture of past memories and memories that are held dear and near. If the “Garden” were a painting it would be Monet’s two paintings, the Woman with a Parasol walking through The Artist’s Garden at Giverny.
275 Kings Point Road is not only a beautiful ode to Olive’s parents but an ode to honouring the grief she felt.