Olivia Dean Performs “Dive” & Beyoncé's “Cuff It” on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge
London-based singer-songwriter Olivia Dean appeared on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to perform “Dive” and a cover of Beyoncé's “Cuff It”.
This marks her debut on the Live Lounge as a musical guest.
“Dive” is featured on her debut album “Messy”, which was released back in June.
The track was written by Aqualung, Bastian Langebæk and Olivia Dean. Produced by Aqualung, Bastian Langebæk and Tré Jean-Marie.
Olivia Dean told Apple Music about the song, “I love the drama, and my karaoke song is ‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor so I knew I wanted to have [an intro like that] on my record. I wrote this on a really sunny day in London and was talking about how I was ready to fall in love again and feeling open to it. We were thinking about Aretha Franklin and Carole King and all the chords that they use to make your heart feel like you’re flying on a cloud. This one took the longest to finish - because I knew it was good, that it could be an important song, that it was special. It might sound carefree but a lot of work went into it. I was working on it for a year.”
The accompanying music video was directed by Candice Lo.
She said of the video, “I wanted this video to feel simple and free. Sometimes the city can be quite claustrophobic and I just want to run away to the beach. The contrast between the two scenes I think is symbolic of the rush of falling in love. You just wanna let go and run in. We shot it on a windy, cold, rainy day in Hastings. Initially I was gonna swim but it felt a bit much haha. Loved Hastings and Momo who owned the cafe we shot in. His food was delicious, the best Moroccan food ever! I kind of loved that it was a rainy day ‘cos that’s the reality of English weather.”
“Cuff It” was released by American singer-songwriter Beyoncé from her seventh studio album “Renaissance” in 2022.
The song was written and produced by Beyoncé, Nova Wav, Morten Ristorp, Raphael Saadiq and The-Dream, with additional writing by Nile Rodgers.
The song reached No. 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 5 on the UK Singles chart.
Also, the song won Best R&B Song at The 65th Annual Grammy Awards.
- source : BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge