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OLYA / Press

"The ferocity of OLYA’s voice possess some of the metropolitan sound of a Brosnan-era Bond theme while having just enough tenderness to keep listeners focused into every note that is presented."

"Beautifully played and produced…Olya has been getting it right all throughout Utopia, but she truly rises to the top of her own achievements on this final song. “Ne Zrya / Не Зря” is another innovative melody that allows the mind to step right into Olya’s world and really experience the music as she’s envisioned it to be. With full creative-control of her sound, Olya has followed her incredible instincts right to the enth degree on this EP, and with an absolute blast of melodic, emotional-fireworks in her final song have certainly made her an artist I’ll remember completely."

"Infectious hooks and melodic sensibilities. Reassurance drenched in sunlight. Olya’s “Utopia” paints a picture of a perfect kind of pop: one where happiness resides and thrives."

"OLYA was bound to make her own imprint on anything she would've been tackling following the release of 'Carefully' back in 2010. 2013's "Crash and Burn" is exemplar of that, acting as a great showcase of her ability to write and perform infectious hooks and infallible harmonies with an intrinsically sultry, exceptionally gorgeous tone to boot."

"When the opening strains of “Independ-a-nt” begin to play and I hear Olya’s voice I think maybe Astrid Gilberto filtered through Moscow instead of Brazil."

"...we have a showcase of a young talented singer... One who definitely has the chops to make some good music. Russian or American, for that matter."

"[carefully]—her debut album that is comprised of “six different stories, six different characters” through six-tracks of her deep, sultry vocals nicely laid over backing jazz and ethnic melodies."