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The Essential Advent Calendar – December 23: Olivia Lunny Releases Festive Video For ‘Under The Lights’

Rapidly rising pop powerhouse Olivia Lunny has released a visualiser for her festive single ‘Under The Lights’, released last year.

Filmed in Helsinki, the live performance video of ‘Under The Lights’ provides a stunning rendition of the serene festive ballad released last year. Illustrating Olivia’s delicate vocals in a private setting with her band, the video offers a contrast to the singer/songwriter’s recent energy-fuelled performances across Europe, highlighting her comfortability in both settings with fluidity as an artist. 

Olivia Lunny - Under The Lights (Live Session from Helsinki)

The Canadian singer/songwriter has experienced a meteoric rise in 2023. The beginning of Olivia’s incredible journey this year started with the release of ‘TIMEZONE’, the first offering from her latest EP HEARTBREAK ON REPEAT, which soared up the US pop charts making it her Top 40 debut and is one of the sole independent records to break the Top 40 chart this year. 

Following the release of ‘TIMEZONE’ came title single ‘HEARTBREAK ON REPEAT’ in the summer, a thrilling pop banger encouraging listeners to reclaim their power amidst heartbreak, celebrating self-love and unapologetic independence. 


The releases caught the attention of two of the world’s most exciting pop artists, global star Ellie Goulding and twice-Eurovision winner Loreen, who invited Olivia to open on their respective European tours. Playing iconic venues such as the London Roundhouse with Ellie Goulding, Electric Brixton with Loreen and her first arena performance in Lithuania, Olivia has toured tirelessly since the release of her EP, capturing the hearts of thousands of music lovers across the continent. 

Olivia’s success has also seen her land her first performance at 2024’s The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, being announced as one of the first fifty artists to be on the bill next May – an undeniable demonstration of her tastemaker appeal.

Stacking over 1 million streams for her HEARTBREAK ON REPEAT EP alone this year, press support from the likes of Daily Star, EUPHORIA, DORK, Billboard, 1883 Magazine, NUMERO and many more plus incredible radio and chart success in the US, there’s so much more to come from the pop starlet in 2024.

Olivia delivers a dynamic breed of pop, instantly infectious, but full of emotional depth. After taking up guitar and writing her first song at age 12, the Winnipeg native soon ascended to national fame, earning a Western Canadian Music Award nomination for Pop Artist of the Year when she was 17 and scoring a Top 40 hit in Canada with her 2019 single “I Got You.” The following year, she won the Young Canadian Songwriter Award from the SOCAN Foundation, inked her label deal with Infinity & Records, and released her debut EP, To The Ones I Loved. In 2021, Olivia released her debut self-titled album featuring stacked hits such as disco-pop banger “Who Could Say No” and retro-vibed fan favorite “Sad To See You Happy.” Continuing to captivate listeners with her spellbinding vocals and incredibly resonant lyrics, Olivia has collectively amassed more than 15 million global streams and garnered media support from the likes of iHeartRadio, Billboard, Official Charts, Paper, tmrw mag, Refinery29, Nylon, Pride, The Line of Best Fit, and Parade among many others.

Find out more about Olivia Lunny and her music online on her official Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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