Edmonton-based pop recording artist and singer-songwriter Olivia Wik releases her uplifting and groovy new tune entitled "Let's Dance."
A young Olivia Wik first made her way onto the music scene as a country artist with nominations from the Edmonton Music Awards and Country Music Alberta Awards. Now transitioning to the pop realm, Olivia Wik showcases the core and complex emotions we humans experience while showcasing her thorough and detailed creative process through each release.
The pop-flavored singer recently released her sweet and lighthearted single, "Let's Dance," that keeps our energy and optimism at a high. While portraying those passionate and desirous feelings for someone special, Olivia Wik grooves the night away alongside the song's versatile and dynamic pop sonics. If this song is anything like Wik's forthcoming tunes, we know she's in for a hell of a music career.
Jumping into the new single, "Let's Dance," the song kicks off with a warm and uplifting drum arrangement and plucky keyboard bursts alongside Olivia Wik's soulful and sensual vocals. As the vibrant electric guitar picking begins to pump through our speakers, Olivia Wik takes us over to the anthemic hook and encourages us to let loose, forget our woes, and dance.
We love the nostalgic pop feel this song carries; it's the perfect representation of past staples like Fiona Apple while merging modern elements like lighthearted synths and heavy drum breaks. As Olivia Wik grabs our hands and takes us around the hook one last time, she portrays all the passion and love we could ask for in a sweet and groovy pop tune.
Leave your stressors at the door and "Let's Dance" to the infectious beat of Olivia Wik's latest single, now available on all digital streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Olivia Wik. We love the bright energy and passionate tone within your latest single, "Let's Dance." What inspired you to create such an uplifting and easy-listening piece?
Thank you so much! I’m so happy that you like the tune. I’m very proud of it so it means a lot.
A lot of people have been asking me what inspired the song, but I truly don’t have that great of an answer. This might sound like I’m making this up, but I genuinely couldn’t tell you what inspired it. It seemed to come to me all at once as a complete song. It was wild. What I will say is that I wanted to write a song that sat comfortably in my range. I’m an alto and so many songs strain the top of my range, but it was so fun to write something that felt so, so easy to sing. I also love getting to show off the lower end of my range.
Why did you choose to transition from country music into pop with your recent songs? Does "Let's Dance" mark a milestone for your newfound sound?
I began my career in country music as an artist and a writer. I met so many incredible people who taught me how to write a song, perform, and tell a story with my lyrics. I started doing songwriting camps when I was about 18 and I met other writers and artists who opened my eyes to other genres and other ways of writing. Having that foundation of storytelling and applying it to other genres helped me realize that I can write and perform whatever I want.
Since then, I’ve never really stuck to writing or singing one specific genre. I choose to release music that I really love and believe in. That’s why “Let’s Dance” is so unique. The release of this song really does mark a milestone for me because it doesn’t sound like anything I’ve released in the past. It’s a reminder that I am free to make my own creative decisions, and that’s what is so special about it.
What did you want to make the listener feel when experiencing the bright and passionate energy of "Let's Dance?"
I’m going to tell you something that I’ve never told anyone before in an interview. I have bipolar type two and I was undiagnosed for basically my whole life. Looking back at this song, I realized that I was in a manic phase and was feeling exceptionally creative when I wrote this. I knew what I wanted it to sound like in my head; I could already hear the production that would accompany it. But when I wrote it, I was so happy and I wanted that to translate to this song as it basically flowed out of me. That intense happiness and vibrancy are what I wanted the listeners to feel because that’s what I was feeling in the moment.
Did you collaborate with any producers when creating "Let's Dance?" What sort of vibe did you want the sonics to give off?
Yes, my producers, Brandon Unis and Brad Simons are my go-to people when recording a song. They did the production on my first single and I wanted to trust them with this song as well. I send them the voice note that I had of “Let’s Dance,” came into the studio, and heard the track that they had already created. The first chorus came around and I loved how it didn’t explode into something with a ton of production around it. This anti-chorus kind of feel allowed for the song to build in such an organic and easy way. They’re geniuses and I love working with them.
What's next for you?
I have another single coming out in a few months called “Write Me in It.” It’s a dance-pop song, so I’m excited to explore a genre that I’ve never dipped my toes into as an artist. I’m hopeful that it will have the same kind of reaction and support that everyone has given “Let’s Dance.” It’s upbeat, it’s fun, and it’s a true dance-pop song. I can’t wait to share it!