Olive + Harrison give you that unexpected yet serendipitous stark contrast that could only be achieved by a duo comprised of equally independent artists. New York based vocalist, Olive Louise is one half of the equation with a hauntingly harmonic cadence that is strong enough to stand alone. Despite this, when you add in former pre-teen prodigy turned dark and disturbed hip-hop visionary Harrison, you get a chemical reaction that is utterly out of this world. Their new release, “Normal, See?” is a visceral and unfiltered profile on the damaging effects of social norms through the unique lens of each musician.
Setting the scene with a gothic piano riff that swims through the currents of lush harmonies that ricochet against heavyset beats, “Normal, See?” is track built on a foundation of tension. Whether it’s the different personalities, antagonistic sonics, or sharp-pointed lyrics that catch your ear, “Normal, See?” is sure to spike your adrenaline with heightened opposition. The music video is set in a grim, seemingly abandoned house as Olive + Harrison give a chilling serenade over vignettes of them smashing glass, flipping tables, and rebelling against tropes of domesticity. “Normal, See?” is a poignant plunge through the deep end of innermost psyche as Olive + Harrison electrify audiences with their unabashed perspectives.
With an unbelievable origin story behind each half of this duo, it’s a miracle the two came together. For Olive Louise, her childhood was spent in Kings Point, New York at the estate which was the muse behind F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. It was here she learned to play the violin and piano, sparking a passion for songwriting which has since developed into her placement on the esteemed Spotify Fresh Finds Folk playlist. For Harrison, his journey began with Murder Inc. Records when he was only 12 years old. Olive + Harrison is built on a lifetime of creative exploration and childhood wonder that informs the music they make today – and you can hear it in every chord.