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Ollie Trevers Cordelia EP Out Now + 2 New Track Shares

“Powerful and is one for your daily playlist’sXS Noize

“It’s always a great feeling when you stumble across a song that reminds you of the power that music can have.” Belwood Music

“skilfully crafted love song, steeped in emotion” Gigslutz

“Ollie’s vocal is a creature of light” RAWRAMP

“Cordelia‘ is filled with angst, melancholy and a ton of passion.” The Music Below

About ‘I Can’t Make It Up’

“Can’t Make It Up was written as a result of a rather turbulent period in my life, I think a lot of people have experienced a similar despondency, and I’m really happy that I managed to find a way to share that in my music…especially as I sometimes find it too hard to write about things that are that personal.”

Fuzzed chords prop Ollie’s tender voice as he examines depression and addiction in ‘Can’t Make It Up’. Expansive, yet subtly poised, the song relies on a canny dynamic interplay between loud and quiet, minimal and maximal, as Ollie takes inspiration across periods, genres, and from deep within himself, to create a song that’s full of vim; beguiling and beautiful yet vastly bleak, like spots of sunlight seen fathoms below the ocean’s waves. 

About ‘I Need Someone’

“I Need Someone is another track which I found difficult to write, because it isn’t something that I just created out of nothing, this is something that I really felt and that still remains with me. Heartache is always difficult to encapsulate; you have to find the right words, and that’s never easy when the feelings are so clear in your heart, but unclear in your mind.”  

A ballad of recklessness and self-destructivity, ‘I Need Someone’ is written from the depths of the emotional vacuum that forms following heartbreak. It focuses in on the idea of numbing grief which seems limitless to the sufferer. Despite its weighty themes, ‘I Need Someone’ is a frenetic blues-based rock song that has all the contained destructivity of a storm in a teacup.

About ‘Stage Of Fools’

“Stage Of Fools” encapsulates a universal feeling of solitude, worthlessness, or nihilism. I like to think that although the content of the song itself is quite depressing, the song’s very existence is comforting in a sense…because knowing that someone else has felt this way indicates that you’re not alone.”

Taking its title from an immortal line in Shakespeare’s King Lear, ‘Stage Of Fools’ focuses on the disillusionment a person feels from their own reality. It is a feeling crystallised both in the thought loops of the depressive mind, and in the nihilism of Shakespeare’s antiheroes. Life is a ‘stage of fools’ or a ‘poor player, who struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more.’ Taking these ancient sentiments as a springboard, Ollie Trevers unpacks their themes of existential emptiness. The song starts with an expansive and filmic soundscape that, through handclaps and coruscating guitars, builds to a wave that buoys us over the bleak nothingness of the void. It’s stormy, melodic, relatable, and vital music from an artist who marries a unique sound with psychological acuity.

Track Listings - Cordelia EP

1 - Dispassionate Love

2 - Can’t Make It Up

3 - Stage Of Fools 

4 - I Need Someone

5 - Lost Alone

About ‘The EP’ 

Cordelia evokes themes of heartache, melancholia, catharsis and emotional claustrophobia. It is about feelings which often transcend our ability to describe them in words. With his idiosyncratic ear for melody and hooks, and a dynamic sense of opposites (light and dark, loud and quiet, bitter and sweet etc.), Ollie Trevers fires a salvo of emotionally charged numbers that cull influence from across the spectrum of popular guitar music. Cordelia is a narrative of heartbreak, showing the duality of relationships and their untimely endings. It is an exploration of unrequited love and its causes and effects: depression, addiction, disillusionment and longing.

About Ollie Trevers

London based singer/songwriter Ollie Trevers studied at Leeds College of Music and ICMP. He started writing and performing music at fourteen years old, harbouring artistic aspirations from the very beginning. A veteran of the band circuit, Ollie released his first solo EP Saucy Naughty Rubbish in 2018. Stylistically, the record saw Ollie exploring a powerful and energetic blend of post-punk and classic rock. His musical direction has since evolved into the five songs you hear on his new EP Cordelia. It is a kaleidoscopic meeting of styles, channeling punk, alt rock, prog, blues, folk, and psychedelia. Ollie takes inspiration from artists such as Led Zeppelin, Ella Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf, Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and David Bowie. Having only performed with his new band since March 2019, Ollie toured in the South of France a few months later. He plans to tour Britain, Europe and Nashville throughout 2020.

See Ollie Trevers live

30th November - Camden Assembly, London

23rd January - Nambucca, London

31st January - The Finsbury, London

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