Hi!!!!! My name is Olivia!!! I'm 17, a songwriter, an actress, and a huge Swiftie. Writing music is my favorite thing in the whole world. I've been doing it ever since I can remember. My parents have old VHS videos of me making up ridiculous songs when I was too young to even know how to write words. I've always loved telling stories and songwriting is the perfect medium to tell them in a really vulnerable, personal way. You might have heard my song “All I Want” that I wrote for Highschool Musical the Musical the Series, which is a show that I also get to act in. I wrote that song in my living room during finals week of sophomore year. I was truly just so grateful the producers of the show let me have any part in making the music, I didn't think about anyone hearing it let alone liking it. The outpouring of support the song got was insane. It even went gold in a couple countries.
Even today, almost a year after the song came out, I get comments from girls telling me about their heartbreaks and how the song related to their struggles. I know people write songs to make their listeners feel less alone, but reading everyone's stories and reactions to the song actually made ME feel so seen. It kinda felt like we were all going through a heartbreak together. It was an experience I wouldn't trade for the world. The song has opened up so many doors for me and as I'm writing this, I am putting the finishing touches on my first EP. Figuring out what I want my own music to sound like has been hella challenging but so much fun. I still write songs in my bedroom almost everyday too. I learn more about myself and songwriting everyday, and I think that's so fun. I feel really lucky. I'm so stoked for the future and I feel so grateful that I get to make songs and call it work.