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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, Moroccan Oranges by Olive Louise is a confessional new single inspired by the death of her mother, and her attempts to keep her family and life together in grief.
Olive Louise’s new single, Moroccan Oranges, was inspired by her mother’s death, and her experiences of finding internal strength and attempting to keep life and family intact, even in grief. Olive shared that she wrote the song about the summer she went to Morocco and Paris with her father and sister after her mother died. She struggled with the dissonance she felt seeing her father attempting to maintain control of himself, and help his daughters to feel okay, all while knowing that even though everything they saw and ate was beautiful, they felt totally broken.
Moroccan Oranges comes from her captivating EP, 275 Kings Point Road, named for where she grew up the genuine main house of The Great Gatsby estate. Olive’s music offers a sincere exploration of the phases of pain, something she knows too well, having lost both parents at such a young age.
Olive Louise is the exemplification of ‘Don’t gild the Lily’. Her wispy brown hair, past loaded with misfortune, and eyes like ice is totally herself and has the uncontrived ability to make you want to really pay attention when you listen to her music.
With a past like hers, one might expert Olive Louise to be less of an open book in the wake of losing both her parents before the age of 15. Instead, she chooses to be completely open and honest about the trauma she has experiences.
“What’s harder for me is how unexpectedly it can hit me even years later. I watched an old video of my mom playing the piano the other day and I wished that she could play the piano again. She was so jipped and so young. I was suddenly inconsolable. I hadn’t ever thought about it that way. The loss really feels like a wound that is always there and sometimes I might accidentally bash against a corner and open it up again, but never the same way and I can’t ever know when or exactly what will do it.”
275 Kings Point Road
On the 275 Kings Point Road EP, Olive’s “au naturel” style comes through in her music, which feels nostalgic and billowy, and is reminiscent of singers such as Florence Welch and London Grammar. Her songwriting feels like it has been taken straight from her diary journal section.
Garden is a letter to her parents, and a wish that they are both together, and that they will be reunited in the future. It is confident and strong. Moroccan Oranges explores the shock and loneliness that she felt in the wake of losing her mother. The Fix is an ethereal magnum opus that transports you to the Main House of The Great Gatsby estate where she was raised in the dilapidated remnants of what could have been and what was.
Olive’s music is haunting and brave, appealing to the time traveler, the vagabond, and those hungry for authentic stories and adventures.
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