— from England —
This Beautiful War (2011)
Ok, Olivia Broadfield’s music doesn’t have the ‘attitude’ of most of the music we feature but to be honest, I don’t care. Its damn good music, and we’re not the only ones to think so. To date she’s been featured on several TV shows (Melrose Place, The Hills, The Ghost Whisperer, 90210, The Deep End, Make It Or Break It and more) and has been working with Grammy nominees Axel Nielhaus and Carmen Rizzo.
Her latest album, This Beautiful War came out on June 20th. If you’re looking for something to thrash around to, it probably isn’t for you, but if you’re looking for a soothing mix of well written songs with acomplished lyrics and vocals, you really should check her out. The album was written and recorded in her studio in England.
“I grew up playing the piano and it felt right on the second album to make it all a bit more real…there’s still the odd swirl and squawk from my synths, but the heart of this album is in the songs where it’s just me and a piano”
The highlight for me is the layered vocals on the track Daydreams. The tone of the album changes thoughout, sometimes upbeat and playful, at other times soaring and soulful or quiet and reflective. You can buy the album now on iTunes and Amazon
Maybe you should use it to soundtrack your reality dramas.
Synch-magnet Olivia Broadfield racked up over 50 TV placements with her first album with songs featured on shows such as The Hills, Melrose Place and Ghost Whisperer and made fans in both Perez Hilton and Jessica Simpson. Her debut album Eyes Wide Open reached No. 3 on the itunes electronica charts and sold thousands worldwide following its release in 2009 with Vagrant Records. On June 20th her sophomore album “This Beautiful War” will be released. With a new collection of 10 gorgeously personal songs all written and recorded in her studio in the middle of the English countryside, Olivia’s second album takes her back to her roots, “I grew up playing the piano and it felt right on the second album to make it all a bit more real…there’s still the odd swirl and squawk from my synths, but the heart of this album is in the songs where it’s just me and a piano”.
Olivia has just signed a new publishing deal with Sony ATV and the first single to be taken from the album, Daydreams, has already been heard on 90210. To keep up to date with all news Olivia go to www.facebook.com/oliviabroadfieldfanpage
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