Canadian-born electronic pop artist Olivia Lunny recently spoke to Headliner about her new single Heartbreak On Repeat, and her musical journey since releasing her self-titled debut album in 2021…
Having just completed two 10-hour studio sessions on consecutive days – “working on my studio tan,” in her own words – Lunny sounded poised and excited to share everything she’s been working on lately as she joined Headliner over Zoom from her new base in L.A.
If her previous release – Timezone – is anything to go by, fans of Lunny’s music can expect more love pop anthem-esque vibes, although she insists that this track was a bit of a one off when questioned on the matter.
“It's definitely a bit more dancier and poppier than some of my other stuff,” she admits. “I'm at a time in my life right now where time zones are affecting me; I'm traveling a lot, and I just moved to L.A. while my family's on the east coast. I was in a long distance relationship at the time, and there's just so many things going on, so I wrote down in my notes: timezone. I brought that into a session and then the song kind of transpired. We wrote it in probably three hours because we just had so much to say about the topic.”
Heartbreak On Repeat, Lunny’s latest single, is entirely relatable in more ways than one, and takes listeners on an exciting journey of self-discovery and empowerment. She wrote the song with her friend and collaborator Julia Ross, along with songwriter Ferras - known for his extensive work with Katy Perry.
“At first I didn’t know what to expect, but when I saw him I was super pumped,” she recalls. “The breakup that inspired Timezone, I brought that to the table again in this session. I would like to think I’m a lovable person, but the career itself with all the traveling and craziness is sometimes a hard thing to digest. It’s hard to love a person who’s doing that career, and so we were just talking about that and how it feels like heartbreak on repeat; you’re trying all these different relationships while trying to stay grounded throughout the process.”
The song will also share a name with Lunny’s upcoming EP, set for release in October: “It’s going to be five songs about falling in love and heartbreak and everything in between,” she reveals.
“In my truest form, me with an acoustic guitar is when I come up with the most organic songs; last night I sat around jamming and didn’t even notice two hours had gone by. But in terms of the more poppy topline songs, I've been really loving the idea of just writing down a concept or a song title, bringing that into a session, and then you have this overarching theme that gives you direction.”