Q: I genuinely can’t stop listening to your new single “Does That Hurt?”! What is the story behind this song?
OLI: The story of two people who are completely unable to see eye to eye. I really wanted that to show in the song. Although it’s a love song, I didn’t want it to feel optimistic. It’s like they are interrupting each other and are too stubborn to really listen.
Q: What made you want to start making your own music?
OLI: I started writing when I was quite young, but I think it was when I was seven and performed my song at school, I realised that this was probably going to be what I ended up doing. I’ve been very lucky; my teachers and family were always really encouraging.
Q: How did the opportunity arise to work with Dave Gahan? I am a HUGE Depeche Mode fan so that is so cool!
OLI: The whole experience was honestly surreal. My producer had been working on a project with Dave and he played me the demo. I love the americana sound (and Depeche mode!) so when he asked if I wanted to be a part of the song, I couldn’t say no. It has been one of the best experiences of my career.
Q: Are there any other artists you hope to collaborate with in the future?
OLI: I’d have to say Stereophonics. Kelly Jones is phenomenal.
Q: I am a huge concert fan so I'm curious, what is your favorite concert you’ve ever been to?
OLI: I really can’t choose between PVRIS and Hak Baker, both are crazy talented and give amazing performances.
Q: What do you hope to achieve next in your music career? We're excited to see what you do next :)
OLI: I want to collaborate more; I love it and I realised it’s something I don’t do enough.
Written By Sarah Curry