Remember that little girl in Love, Actually that belted out “All I Want For Christmas Is You” during the Christmas play at the end? Well, she’s all grown up and has her own Christmas list for Santa.
On wanting a recording deal for her graduation present: “Record companies were trying to sign me, but honestly, I just really wasn’t interested in it then. I’ve known since I was two years old that I wanted to be a singer, but I was 10 years old â€” what really would I be singing about? I was already writing songs, but they were like the songs that I heard on the radio, which were too old for my age. It wouldn’t have worked out. I just wanted to get some sort of life experience. Now, I’ve done high school. I’ve been normal. And I’m over it. Now, I’m trying to kick it into high gear and work on my music.”
On joking with Thomas: “He records over in England, so I haven’t seen him since the premiere of Love Actually. I talk to him on the phone, though. We had to talk about the whole Ferb-Vanessa situation ’cause it’s pretty funny.”
On her musical sound and inspirations: “I’m really inspired by so many random artists that donâ€™t even make sense to be put together. (laughs) Lyric-wise, I like to shock people, so Iâ€™ve really gotten into Lily Allen lately. Music-wise, I love underground rap, so I love Atmosphere. Those kind of beats, but still very soulful. Gotta bring the soul into it.”
Olivia currently provides the voice for Vanessa on Disney XD’s Phineas & Ferb and Cartoon Network’s upcoming Adventure Time with Finn & Jake as vampire queen Marceline.
Check out Olivia‘s latest cover of the Jonas Brothers‘ “Give Love A Try” below!
Olivia Olson – “Give Love A Try”