It is my distinct pleasure to introduce Olivia Blu’s The Rebirth Bug. As a Musical Midwife, I got to gently coax this fully-formed creature out of Olivia over the course of two joyous, jam-packed weeks in February. I’d like to let her tell you the rest:
[bandcamp width=400 height=472 album=3479305943 size=large bgcol=333333 linkcol=e99708 artwork=small] dearest listener,
i feel excited, scared, blessed, privileged, and vulnerable to share with you what is “the rebirth bug.” it’s an album that is made up of memories from a combined millennium, was written in two years, was recorded in two weeks, and will you take you one hour to listen to (yet they say the universe is exploding…?).
in the spirit of gettin’ shit done and not dwelling on each moment where my voice doesn’t hit a note perfectly, where the guitar buzzes, or where a word strays form a well thought out lyrics, what you will hear here is not perfect. it is however a true record; a record of hundreds of conversations, a record of thousands of miles of birth canal, a record of the living a record of the dead, and finally a record of a musical midwife gracefully helping me give light to a baby that has been incubating in my entire body for some time, all in a garage situated behind a giant raven on prince st. in berkeley, california between february 16 and february 29, 2015. push… breathe…
i hope this sound offers inspiration to imagine what kind of record you are birthing into the constellation like web of humanity. you star, you.