After a breakout year in 2020, Canadian pop sensation Olivia Lunny is having a pivotal moment and is about to make a global impact. The twenty-two-year-old talent – who Billboard, Refinery29 and PAPER Magazine hailed as “one to watch” with her debut EP ‘To The Ones I Loved’ – recently inked a deal with Universal Music Canada for her label Infinity &, distributed globally through Virgin Music.
With a debut album ready for release, Olivia continues to impress with her new single ‘Sad to See You Happy’, which is a nostalgic, melodious bop we didn’t know we needed. Through peppy guitar strokes and cheeky chorus lyrics, this song will have fans singing along and pondering ex-lovers from their past.
When asked about how the song came together, Olivia shared, “This song was so fun to write! It came to life one afternoon with Jenson Vaughan, Shaun Frank and AJ Healey. We were playing around with words and found ourselves exploring the concept of “love you to death” and being “sad to see someone happy”. We loved the idea of playing off of an oxymoron – this was the through line in our songwriting process. Sad to See You Happy is a very fun, vibrant song at first glance, the lyrics however, are subtly darker and reminiscent. The contradiction of these two make for a unique combo and will hopefully leave the listeners intrigued and dancing along!”
The macabre undertones of the lyrics are come to life in the official video for the track, which is out now. Although LA’s golden hour tint and the palm trees make it look as though Olivia is living life through carefree, rose-tinted shades, it soon becomes apparent that she’s moved into a new house right next door to the ex that she’s trying so helplessly to forget. Olivia is dropped into a world of toxicity and jealousy and the video explores the rollercoaster of emotions that people experience universally as they journey through a relationship ending. The visual is a playful, explosive color wheel with Olivia expertly channelling the character of a crazed ex-lover with her sights set firmly on revenge. But is all as it appears to be on the other side of the garden fence?
‘Sad To See You Happy’ is a versatile taste of Olivia’s music catalogue that has made the multi-hyphenate one of the most exciting new voices in the pop galaxy.