Island Records 17-year old singer and songÂwriterÂ Olivia Oâ€™Brien, whose self-composed RIAA triple-platinum smash collaboÂration withÂ gnash,Â â€œi hate u i love uâ€Â is approaching 1 billion worldwide streams, releases her new singleÂ â€œRIPâ€Â today.
â€œRIPâ€Â (pronounced R.I.P.) was co-written by Olivia and Drew MacDonald and produced by Nic Nac and DaviDior (producers of DJ Khaledâ€™s â€œIâ€™m The Oneâ€).
The single is accompÂanied by a new video that Olivia co-directed with Chandler Lass, who also helmed the graphic Los Angeles-centric video forÂ “Empty”Â released earlier this year (5 million YouTube views to date).
â€œI wrote RIP about when someone you love or someone who is important to you suddenly switches up and it feels like you don’t even know them anymore. Whether they get caught up in the scene or just make all new friends and forget about you, it sucks and (if you’re dramatic, like me) it can feel like the version of them that you know and love is actually dead. I think thatâ€™s something a lot of people have been through and I can’t wait to hear about how people relate situations in their own lives to the one that I went through when Drew and I wrote this songâ€
â€“ Olivia Oâ€™Brien on writing â€œRIPâ€
â€œRIPâ€Â builds on the momentum of previously released tracksÂ â€œTrust Issuesâ€Â (over 9 million streams);Â â€œFind What Youâ€™re Looking Forâ€Â (10 million streams);Â â€œRoot Beer Floatâ€Â (featuringÂ blackbear); the originalÂ â€œhate u love uâ€; andÂ â€œEmpty.â€