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Olivia Kaplan Shares Stunning New Single “Wrong” Featuring Buck Meek – Out via Topshelf Records

January 24, 2021
photo by Michelle Simunovic 

Olivia Kaplan Shares Stunning New Single “Wrong” Featuring Buck Meek

Out via Topshelf Records

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Olivia Kaplan came to music through the American folk and jazz standards swimming throughout her childhood. At 13 she started writing songs on her dad’s Guild acoustic and has dedicated herself to the craft with ever-growing acuity since. After pursuing a formal vocal and music education in high school and college, she left a conservatory level jazz program at McGill University in Montreal and made her way back home to record her own songs, while getting her degree in ethnomusicology at UCLA. 

Olivia has self-released two EPs, Goddamn, I Miss You (2014) and At the Seams (2018), and singles “Comfort Food” (2019), and “What You Want” (2020).

2021 finds her embarking on a new chapter with single “Wrong”, a warm and bouncing groove dedicated to everyone trying their best to find balance in devastation and absurdity. The track features Buck Meek (Big Thief) on guitar, whose sugary voicings lend the song its comforting allure.

Listen to the stunning release streaming below:

If “Wrong” is your first introduction to Olivia Kaplan then prepare to be blown away. This is an artist you need in your world, “Wrong” delves into a world we know so well right now. In a world of finding hope in the great unknown, trying to find comfort in the bleak, the lyrics and the vocal notes reach out to the audience where we can all find a relatable perception, the storyline truthful, and compelling. In 3 minutes 24, Olivia Kaplan crafts this reflective soundscape cascading with organic textures and honest tenderness.

Wrong” delivers this visceral sound with true depth and complexity whilst maintaining a refreshing emotional attachment. The composition features Olivia Kaplan – acoustic guitar, vocals,  Adam Gunther – bass, electric guitar, Jorge Balbi – drums and Buck Meek – additional electric guitar. Together these musicians craft innovative dynamics of rhythm and melody. The end result is something so captivating, a true testament to the musicians.

As the single flows, this fragile essence you can find at the core of this release, that intimate feeling becomes more prominent as the track progresses. Olivia Kaplan captures a unique grasp of sensitivity throughout the stunning vocal harmonies, reflected in the raw lyrics and seemingly rebounding from the guitar notes and warming tone to this creation.

Download your copy of the release via Topshelf Records –

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