One of the brightest newcomers around, rising Australian up and comer Olive Amun justifies recent hype with the reveal of a stellar body of work, Don’t Leave Yet. A vibrant collection of cuts showcasing the versatility of Amun across a variety of genre, this project marks him as a surefire one to watch this year. Look out for more very soon.
22-year-old Melbourne talent Olive Amun is primed to be the next Australian commanding attention in the alternative hip-hop space with his debut project, Don’t Leave Yet—a collection of love-soaked modern hits that are equal-parts blissful and wistful. Inspired by everything from acoustic-guitar led bossa ballads to 808-heavy trap, Olive has delivered a dynamic, yet coherent introductory project with two radio-ready singles: “Blues” and “Bad Dreams”.
“I noticed in a lot of the demos I was making, I kept saying these 3 words… don’t. leave. yet. It was unintentional, but after a while I knew this was the recurring theme and had to be what I base this project off of. Don’t Leave Yet is filled with self exploration; musically and figuratively speaking. This was the first time I got comfortable with the uncomfortable and didn’t hold anything back. After about 6 months and 50+ song ideas, I finally had the EP I was looking for. When you play it front to back you really get a taste of everything that I have in my locker. I knew I had so much more to give artistically than I had showcased in the past, and this body of work was the perfect opportunity for me to finally go for it and not hold anything back.”
A carefree and insanely fun batch of songs on the surface, Don’t Leave Yet subtly and concisely captures the tumultuousness of modern romance, overflowing with contradicting emotions and vivid imagery at every turn. Beyond earworm hooks and addicting melodies, the underlying genius of these songs exposes itself more with each listen, making this a repeat-worthy project bound to impact many.
Listen to Olive’s DOPE new EP “Don’t Leave Yet” right now, stream it on your preferred music service and connect with him on social media.