Interview with Olivia Jean

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 2:00pm
Olivia Jean

Tune in on Wednesday, June 7th @ 2PM to hear Excuse My French in conversation with Detroit-born / Nashville based singer-songwriter / multi-instrumentalist, Olivia Jean, before she plays the Brick & Mortar Music Hall in SF on June 8th.

Olivia Jean first staked her flag with the gothic garage rock upstarts The Black Belles in 2010 and quickly set herself apart from the pack, performing as a side musician to a varied group of stylistically diverse musicians on a variety of instruments, culminating with her debut solo release Bathtub Love Killings in 2014.

The third full-length from Olivia Jean, Raving Ghost, is an album populated by mysterious characters in various states of danger: cursed lovers, doomed souls, women deliriously haunted by unseen forces. Over the course of its 12 spellbinding tracks, Jean amplifies that drama with her wildly melodic take on garage-rock, handling each riff with the power and precision she’s previously shown as a member of the Black Belles (and as an in-demand session/touring musician who’s played with legends like Wanda Jackson). A stunning evolution of the retro-surf sound of her past solo work, Raving Ghost ultimately makes for the most magnificently heavy and mesmerizing output yet from an endlessly fascinating artist.