Zimbalam Featured Artist : Olivia Broadfield

Yesterday, we featured a band who is no longer together; they had a cool sound, and though they were only on the scene for a year, they managed to establish quite a name for themselves with key media… Today, and for the rest of the week, we’d like to turn your attention to Olivia Broadfield.

“Her songs are seamed in swirling riffs and plush synths that mortar soft rock dancetracks with silky raptures and ethereal lifts wrapped snugly around Broadfield’s vocals.”

– Hybrid Magazine

Hailing from Leicestershire, singer-songwriter Olivia Broadfield, got her big break in 2007, when she sang It’s a Long Way, by Caetano Veloso for the soundtrack of Brazilian film Meu Nome Não é Johnny.

She released her debut album, Eyes Wide Open, in 2008 and has seen her songs featured in TV and films such as One Tree Hill, The Hills, The Real World, The Dead Zone, Wildfire, A Shot at Love and The Eye.

Dubbed this generation’s Olivia Newton John by Hybrid Magazine, Broadfield’s songs each tell a story with their bittersweet lyrics tied to a positive outlook on life, capturing themes familiar to most of human existence.

Olivia’s sound offers sweet electronic pop, fragile yet sparkly and NEVER less than pretty.

Eyes Wide Open was made up of soft rock dancetracks reminiscent of Erin McCarley chained to melodic hooks with fiery boosters and silky raptures relatable to The Pierces. Olivia Broadfield’s newest album, This Beautiful War, will be released on June 20, 2011.