Olympia, driven by the creative force of Olivia Bartley, released debut album, Self Talk to critical acclaim in 2016, including an ARIA nomination, triple j feature album, and shortlisting in the Australian Music Prize, cementing her reputation as one of the most important new artists in Australia.
Olympia been a musician since her childhood, initially using a broken piano to accompany aspiring TV Evangelists in an empty church. A guitar came later but the voice was always there, slowly making sense of the world and all that’s in it.
There is an unknown quality hidden within the sound of Olympia that communicates the deepest emotional history. Her voice soars with humble magnificence over the sparse yet pronounced playing of guitars, violins, horns, keys, and drums. Many layered vocal patterns gently ebb before the occasional glance of glorious transcendental release, appearing just long enough for a listener to notice their breath is still being held.