Olivia Henry reclaims her sensuality and desire on her latest single “In My Touch.” The Los Angeles-based artist fuses her past vocal training and neo-jazz influences for an eccentric blend of Hollywood Glam Pop, which was adored on her 2014 debut EP, Sessions. The sultry jazz-pop disillusionment stems from Henry’s frustration of men who play games. Pairing with primal instincts, the track walks this line towards a renewal of choice; at the will of Henry’s touch.
The artist continues to explain, “I wrote this song when I was frustrated with men who like to play games. I feel ‘In My Touch’ evokes a kind of raw feminine sexual power: a strength that I felt while writing it. I wanted to inspire a fierceness, a desire, a sexual need and anticipation.”
Organically construed from a symphonic frame “In My Touch” continues to allure with a grand nod at the past. Henry’s waterfall runs and potent cadence washes on the track’s break to be pulled up yet again for a pop-fused chorus. Honest lines such as, “I know I am an animal to you, and you’re a hunter and I like that too,” reaffirms Henry’s control of the situation, “no need to give me a head start, because I want to get caught.”
Eloquently, Henry’s display of lust and cravings that have been shamed as a woman, resurface to liberate. Bluntly crooned, “don’t fuck with me,” Henry’s message dances over tender piano keys. With a strong return back to the musical stream, Henry’s styling and tantalizing vocals promise a fruitful year.
Henry’s forthcoming album, Part I—Expectations, is set to be released this March.
Cover photo: Justin Rosenberg