Interview - OLSO
OLSO, a producer and vocalist, creates massive music with a diverse range of genres, ensuring everything feels tremendous in his world. As a young musician in Salt Lake City, Utah, he spent formative years streaming music festivals, forming OLSO, bringing a massive sound and feeling to his music.
His music generates excitement that will make listeners move, groove, and remember it as a sound to return to. The 23-year-old multi-media artist is back with his brand-new single, ‘Follow Me (Free)’. On the upbeat track, OLSO displays a genre-blending infusion of pop, house, and EDM.
“It's the soundtrack of any great summer night. Hit the road, the town, the club - ‘Follow Me’ is gonna get you feeling right,” OLSO comments on the track.
We sat down with OLSO to discuss his music and much more. Here's what he had to say:
Hey OLSO, welcome to FLEX! How are you?
I'm doing phenomenal, thank you!
Congratulations on your new single ‘Follow Me (Free)’ - what inspired this particular track?
Thanks! My grandmother bequeathed me her Wurlitzer piano, my favorite piano I’ve ever played. It just sounds vintage in all the right ways. “Follow Me” was the first progression I wrote on it.
And do you have to be in a certain mood to write?
To make the songs I really love, there is a certain headspace that comes around if I have the proper attitude. I want my music to feel pretty carefree and upbeat, so that reflects in the mood for sure - but everyone needs music when they feel down. It’s probably unhealthy to crave those moments, but everyone needs a good sob song from time to time. Every once in a while, the gears turn, and the stars spin - just stoked to create.
How was the recording and writing process?
Super fun. It was one of those sessions where everything I laid down just clicked, and it just sculpted super easily. There's time in getting the details right, but it worked out in a really jovial way. I think the song reflects that.
For viewers that don’t know OLSO, how would you describe your sound?
Music that makes you want to buy bigger speakers. It’s all in the dance and pop realm but with the goal of grooving in a very big way.
And what are some of those activities that you engage yourself in when you aren't writing or recording in the studio?
Tennis. I think it reflects the music in a lot of ways, and I can’t get enough of it! If anyone wants to hit, I’m always keen.