Olivia Evans’ debut EP "Level" displays the rollercoaster of emotions after the demise of a relationship. Listen here. The teen met a boy following a year-long break from music. She wasn't feeling inspired to create and decided she wanted a boyfriend. For a few months, everything was fine – until it wasn't. "I was like, 'Okay, you broke my heart. I'm going to get famous. I'm going to write songs about you,'" she said. "A couple of the songs are very direct. One of them literally says, 'You cheated, and that sucks.' But I needed this to grow up."
To round out the EP, Olivia enlisted her mother's frequent co-writer Shane Stevens and fellow pop artist Grant Landis. The singer committed to being open and transparent during the writing process. Over two weeks, she and her creative team penned 10 songs inspired by the details of her ill-fated relationship. Olivia chose five to record that best told her story.
"Of Course I Do" is the first song from her EP on which she co-wrote every track. Fueled by her first devastating heartbreak, the song is a disobedient admission that she chose the wrong guy. The other songs include "Guilt," an observational up-tempo song she wrote with Landis about her ex's detachment. "Level," a duet she wrote with and features Landis, explores the distance that develops when one person is more in love than the other in a relationship. "Hate You Song," co-written by Olivia, Stevens and Nash Overstreet, is a catchy, lighthearted anthem about moving on. The trio also co-wrote the EP's final track "Leave it Behind," a poignant fragile guidance through the healing process.
Listen to "Level" and follow Olivia's journey on her website here.