Olivia Martinez is a 17-year-old singer-songwriter from Cleveland, Ohio. Though she doesn’t really give her music a genre, the closest style she would call it is folk pop with alternative rock influences. Growing up, her parents’ musical taste had a big impact on her and drew her towards bands like The Beatles and The Clash, but she also enjoys singers like Katy Perry and Kate Bush. She decided to start playing guitar at the age of 13 and began writing her own songs shortly after that. She began booking gigs at local restaurants when she was 15 and used the money she earned to go to songwriting camp at Interlochen in Michigan, where she spent some of the best two weeks of her life so far. This motivated her to finally record some of her music. After being approached by Berklee grad and music producer Matt Troja, she recorded six of her songs with him to create her upcoming EP, Dear Anonymous, which comes out August 18.
Dear Anonymous is a collection of songs Olivia wrote between the ages of 13 and 17. She doesn’t want to name the specific people the songs were written about, so instead she addresses them to anonymous. She also addresses the album to the anonymous listeners she may draw in the future that she hasn’t met yet. Olivia is super excited to finally share these songs right as she starts her senior year of high school. You can find out more about her EP and her upcoming performances on her Facebook and Instagram Pages: @oliviamartinezmusic. You can also find her Youtube Page, Olivia Martinez.