We caught up with up and coming singer songwriter Oly, who was honored at the SESAC Pop Awards. Check out our chat below:
What did you win your SESAC Award for?
Oly: I won an award for online streaming, for “Bring Back the Summer.”
“Bring Back The Summer”
Written by Lianna Hauoli Sylvan
Published by Match Sound Publishing
Recorded by Rain Man Feat. Oly
Tell me about how you got involved with that song and did you co-write it with others?
Oly: Yeah well actually I wrote the song over a track that Rain Man produced and what happened was, I just wrote him on Twitter. I was just like, “Hey, you want to write a song with me?” And he sent it over and I sang it in a hotel room and then that’s exactly what you hear on the radio.
Oly: Pretty fast.
Is this your first “hit”?
Oly: Yeah it’s my first song that’s ever played on the radio so I’m pretty excited about it.
Tell me about how you got your start.
Oly: Yeah I’m singer/songwriter, a songwriter primarily. I spent a lot of time writing in Nashville. I play guitar and piano so I’ll just get with artists and try to help them write a song. And I’m looking forward to maybe doing my own artist thing in the future.
Anything in the works or coming out soon, or are you doing a lot of sessions?
Oly: I’m doing a lot of sessions. I have hundreds of songs that I would like to put out eventually. It’s just a matter of finding the right producer and finding the right time to put it all together.
Are you from Nashville originally or another state?
Oly: I’m originally from California and I spent a lot of time in Nashville doing music, in Arizona, which I went to high school. So I’ve been kind of all over.
Anything else you want to share?
Oly: I’m just really excited to be here.
Connect with Oly on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook through @Olysounds.