OLIVIA ROSE WALLACE is an American singer-songwriter born and raised in a town outside of Flint Michigan. Her mother Nicole (Bowers) was born in Canada and the daughter to Guyanese immigrants, while her American-born father, Michael Wallace, is the son of Irish/Italian immigrants. Since Olivia first started debuting covers on Soundcloud, she has been approached by numerous trap, hip hop and rap artists for song collaborations, which would seem to be a perfect vocal marriage with her soulfully wide-ranging voice. Currently Olivia is working on her upcoming EP, and has released the single, “Black Magik”.
There have been a raft of vocalists with a sound that harks back to the 50s, 60’s and 70’s and you could be forgiven for thinking that OLIVIA ROSE WALLACE is just another one of these. It’s really been a while since I have heard something quite as good, or as special as this.
Olivia slips past many of the current pop divas, into the realms of the truly classy, smooth and quietly angsty. She has a voice that will certainly mark her career out as one that could potentially have real longevity with its old-soul, jazzy, and syrupy sweet vocals. Her voice will send shivers down the spine and this single is an excellent taster of her talent.
Full of sassy neo-soul, “Black Magik” demonstrates both the power and subtlety of OLIVIA ROSE WALLACE’s lovely voice; the quality of the songwriting is also high with an impressive music production to match, Both retro, and modern-urban edgy, in its approach, the track is as distinctive and hard to categorize as Olivia herself.
Riding on a thick running organic bassline, a hypnotic guitar loop and the eclectic rattling percussion, Olivia paints from her sensually playful lyrical palette – “Ooh I know you love it. It’s intoxicating, what’s it called. You can get enough of it. It’s Black Magik yeah, my Black Magik yeah.”
What a treat, what a breath of fresh air, what a sensation! As mentioned previously, her sound inspires memories of eras gone by; and yet it’s still spot-on original, very contemporary and this girl has a very defined voice and talent that is absolutely her own.
Furthermore, OLIVIA ROSE WALLACE is another young female singer who gives the impression that she’s got her feet firmly on the ground – A vital element in the longevity of any artist seeking to improve their craft and scale important artistic heights towards finding widespread success and appeal.
Olivia is not only gorgeous but seriously talented and will give you no chance of resisting. This young lady is one fabulous talent, and once she finds the right song to vehicle her talents towards mass appeal, OLIVIA ROSE WALLACE is going to take some beating by her contemporaries.