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PREMIERE: JILLIAN LAKE – “OLYMPIA”

The Vancouver indie artist unveils her latest feel-good track.

Photography by Evangeline Belzile

Photography by Evangeline Belzile

When it comes to describing her latest release, “Olympia”, Jillian Lake says it best: “It’s a sort of ‘fuck it’ vibe if you will… So now here’s a pop banger for you to dance and sing and imagine yourself on all your future adventures to…”

As promised, the track pulsates with feel-good energy that warms the heart and fires the soul. Whether it be the infectious melody, the upbeat tempo or twinkling synthesizers, “Olympia” is the ultimate soundtrack for a roofless road trip — with colourful lyrics that can be sung along to from the top of your lungs. Marking a departure from her signature sombre sounds, “Olympia” still samples the artist’s raw and authentic vocals — evoking feelings from her listeners that they didn’t even realise they had.

Speaking on the track, Jillian explains, “‘Olympia’ forever will be the song that almost didn’t make the album…. This one was such a tricky one for me as I was torn between making it a single or scrapping it altogether. This song was a later addition to the record, we wanted to make a fun one – however, therein lies the beginning of the problems for me… I was NOT used to making fun music…. I had been on the sad and sappy train since the beginning. So the song always felt forced to me. I did, however, have so much fun making it, and it was a totally different process than the rest of my songs.”

To stream “Olympia” now, head below…

Photography by Evangeline Belzile

Photography by Evangeline Belzile
PREMIERE: JILLIAN LAKE – “OLYMPIA”

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