Olivia Henry just released Beautiful as a music video. As the video begins, her magnetic voice commands your attention to immediately listen, drawing you in like a moth to a flame. Each stroke of the piano keys also helps to command your attention, making you instantly fall in love with the track. The song- and video- feel like a step back in time, almost to that carefree period where Freddie Prinze Jr. movies were still charting, and Six Pence Non The Richer’s Kiss Me would be blaring through your friend’s car cassette player.
For some background on Henry, she grew up in Los Angeles and was attracted to Opera. Henry would sing Opera by and would run free in the Los Angeles club scene. Having a fake I.D enabled Henry to enter the LA club scene, which had an impact on her music.
Henry’s music evokes vibes of the Alternative Pop of the 90’s, which aids in giving it a nostalgic vibe that is so needed right now, especially with the current state of the world. It’s not all “old school,” though, as the stunning music video forces viewers into the present as she radiates with beauty and glow dancing.
There is something sensual about Henry, as well. Some might mention it is Henry’s beauty and complexion, but it is her voice that takes you on a journey. The Journey of love prancing through your screen, with each movement. Henry’s music video is a cinematic journey through a portal of time as if you are viewing VHI1’s pop up video for the first time or having Carson Daly announce your top music videos on TRL. It is exactly what the world needs in this moment- something chock-full of nostalgia, with a care-free vibe and, pun-intended, beautiful.
To note, Henry is a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and a proud intersection feminist ally which makes Henry as a person just a s beautiful as her music.
During these times, it is vital all to be still and in the moment, while not forgetting our past. Olivia Henry’s music does just that for the soul. Make sure to check out the music video we so enjoyed below, and give Henry a follow on her social media.