Olivia Merilahti's Solo Project, Prudence Releases Debut Solo Album “Beginnings”: Streaming
- Finnish-French singer-songwriter Olivia Merilahti's solo project Prudence released her debut solo album “Beginnings” alongside a music video for “Here & Now” via RCA/Sony Music France.
Olivia Merilahti is better known as half of Victoire-winning group The Dø, who announced in 2020 that both have been working on personal projects.
The album comprises of 11-track, co-produced by Xavier, Surkin, Stelios Phili and Maxime Le Guil. The video was directed by Martin Lazlo Rouille.
The album takes cues variously from female synth pioneers – particularly Suzanne Ciani – the scores of Hans Zimmer and Kraftwerk's legacy to create a multi-dimensional pop album.
Olivia Merilahti said in a statement, “I am grateful that I got the chance to make Prudence real, and that you followed me so far. Nothing has been easy, nothing has been obvious. Everything I have done over the past 5 years is about self-fulfillment, about building an identity as an artist, as a woman and more recently as a mum. Prudence is a modern creature who also speaks of freedom and emancipation. It is my bubble, my shelter, my planet. This is a home where I want to welcome you.”
She continued, “Working on my solo project made me experience so much of the reality of the music industry as a woman, and the system in general. My main goal right now is to work with women in studios, and encourage the next generations to do so, because without role models it won't change. It's a long process but I am actively working on a core change.”
photo by Julie Trannoy
- source : Spotify