Olivia Dean’s debut album “Messy” now available from Island Records

Island Records has released the long-awaited debut album Messy by fast-rising UK soul-pop star Olivia Dean, uDiscover Music reports.

Featuring the singles “Dive,” “Danger,” “UFO,” “Carmen,” “The Hardest Part” (with Olivia recently sharing a special new version featuring Leon Bridges), Olivia Dean’s debut album Messy cements her as one of the most original and versatile voices in UK pop. 

Crafting classic yet conversational hooks with genre-fluid tinges, she’s honed a way of exploring universal themes of love, loss and everything in between with razor-sharp but open-hearted storytelling.

Of the making of Messy, Olivia shares: “Going into making the record, I’d just done this ‘Growth’ project. And for ages, I was like, well, my debut album needs to be what I’ve grown into, I need to have the answer. And that really confused me for a while. Then I realised, I’m always going to be growing.

“So this doesn’t have to be a destination, it’s just where I’m at now…It’s funny because I think it’s the most fine-tuned I’ve got my sound to be, but also the most carefree I’ve been in actually making music…some of it’s quite vulnerable but it was just made out of pure fun and joy and unbotheredness.”

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