Winchester based singer-songwriter, Ollie Wade, hopes to build on his success of 2020, a year that saw him reconnect with his acoustic folk-pop origins, in the coming months.
Ollie began his career online; posting acoustic folky covers of popular songs on YouTube and, by the time he was 17, Ollie had amassed a significant online following. He released his first single, 'Free' (a tribute to his late brother, Ben) that same year.
In the years that have followed, Ollie has written and released a catalogue of material; including his debut EP, ‘Falling’, which hit the top 10 on iTunes. As well as this, the 26-year-old has toured at a national level, performing at venues such as London's 'The Garage’ and ‘CarFest’. He’s also supported the likes of Tom Odell, Andy Burrows and KT Tunstall.
Growing up to the likes of Jack Johnson and Damien Rice and taking inspiration from artists such as Ed Sheeran and Ben Howard, Ollie has never been shy of showing his vulnerable side within his songwriting. His honest and carefully crafted lyrics and emotional vocal help tell the story of the singer’s journey into adulthood.
His most recent single, ‘Lost You in London’, was released last month and sees the singer further pursuing the sound he developed throughout last year; it features piano-led instrumentation, a soft vocal performance and emotive lyrics that culminate in a genuinely moving example of songwriting.
Speaking about the track, Ollie told Our Sound Music: “The song is a story of when I moved to London with an ex into our first place together. We had pre-existing problems within our relationship that we knew we were ignoring, but we hoped that the move would help solve those issues … we subsequently broke up less than a year into the move.”
The track is an example of both Ollie’s eagerness and his ability to connect with his audience on a personal level and, if he continues his current path of development, it can only be a good thing.
You can listen to 'Lost You In London' below and watch the excellent music video.