Olivia Lee

Olivia Lee

 New York City, New York, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Brutally Honest Song-writing; A pretty voice that is not afraid to make you uncomfortable. Olivia Lee does not censor herself.

Biography

Where else will you find a lady who shreds bluesy guitar solos, acoustic rythms and punk rock power chords all in one album?
Olivia Lee was born in the Boston area, where she started writing songs at the age of fourteen. She got her start playing her own headliners in Burlington, Vermont where she recorded her first EP "Six String Mirror."
Influences are a mix of "boys club" bands like Led Zeppelin, and Dave Matthews Band, combined with the grittier sounds of PJ Harvey, and Hole.
Not only have her lyrics matured from those based on personal experiences to larger societal issues, but sonically she feels she is constantly evolving and incorporating new influences into her sound.
She likes to describe her style as brutally honest song-writing; a pretty voice that is not afraid to make you uncomfortable. Olivia Lee does not censor herself. She doesn't care if one of her songs sounds corny to you because she knows the next one will make your heart pound.

Lyrics

Self Destructive

Written By: Olivia Lee

He was a man with tattoos all over his arms
He was a man who didn't think he'd get too far
And he could probably drink anyone you know right under the table
It doesn't matter, no, cause something happens when I see his smile

And it kills me, because I know he's in love with someone else
And it kills me, because she broke his heart and now he's such a mess
But when he follows me out of the bar and I let him get into my car
Sometimes I can't help but give in
It's so self destructive

And you'd probably say "How'd she get involved with such a contradiction?"
Yeah he's brilliant, but he suffers from a handful of addictions

So why do I think about him all the time?
When I see him, I want him to be all mine.
When I see him drunk out in the street I'll take his cigarette out and kiss him sweet.
Tomorrow I will regret this.
It's so self destructive.
It's so self destructive.

It isn't fair to the other guy in my life.
It's not fair cause I want to call him so bad
It's not fair cause I know he cares.

It's so self destructive (yeah it is).
It's so self destructive.
It's so self destructive.

Discography

Six String Mirror, released September 25th 2010, at the Radio Bean in Burlington, Vermont.