Island Records 17-year old singer and songwriter Olivia O’Brien, whose self-composed RIAA triple-platinum smash collaboration with gnash, “i hate u i love u” is approaching 1 billion worldwide streams, releases her new single “RIP” today.
“RIP” (pronounced R.I.P.) was co-written by Olivia and Drew MacDonald and produced by Nic Nac and DaviDior (producers of DJ Khaled’s “I’m The One”). The single is accompanied by a new video that Olivia co-directed with Chandler Lass, who also helmed the graphic Los Angeles-centric video for “Empty” released earlier this year (5 million YouTube views to date). Speaking of the track, Olivia noted – “I wrote RIP about when someone you love or someone who is important to you suddenly switches up and it feels like you don’t even know them anymore. Whether they get caught up in the scene or just make all new friends and forget about you, it sucks and (if you’re dramatic, like me) it can feel like the version of them that you know and love is actually dead. I think that’s something a lot of people have been through and I can’t wait to hear about how people relate situations in their own lives to the one that I went through when Drew and I wrote this song”.