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Olivia O’Brien

Upsahl, Drumaq

Tuesday, November 16
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Olivia O’Brien

Hey, it’s me writing my own bio because I don’t think anyone else could really say what I need to say. You may know me from that one song “i hate u i love u” that you probably heard in an elevator in 2016. I wrote (and somehow also composed despite the fact that I can only play chords on piano) that song in my bedroom in Napa when I was 15 expecting no one to ever hear it. Contrary to my expectations, it went 5x platinum and I am now 20 years old and a full time singer and songwriter in Los Angeles. It’s funny how life works out like that, and I am eternally grateful for every door that song has opened for me. Since then, I have released a couple singles, an EP, an album, and my newest venture: my “micromixtapes.” I’ve always written my honest truth and tried to be as raw and real as I could possibly be through my music. I’ve never been one for metaphors, I prefer to just say things how they are and hope someone out there feels the same. When I first started after ihuilu, I was a child who had no clue about anything. I didn’t know how to hone in on my craft of writing and I ESPECIALLY did not know how to use my voice to it’s full potential. Actually, it’s more likely that i was just simply too scared to do either of those things. Putting yourself out there is hard in any case. Regardless, I am proud to say that with every new release I continue to get better at finding my own sound and being more confident, real, and honest than ever. Who knows what will happen next?


Early in her career, UPSAHL released songs which gained much-deserved recognition throughout the Phoenix music scene. As a graduate of the Arizona School for the Arts, she went on to ignite a groundswell of fan adoration and tastemaker praise by way of numerous indie alternative gems. “Can You Hear Me Now” achieved a palpable viral buzz followed by the widely praised single “Drugs,” which has been used in nearly 2,000,000 TikTok videos, reaching #6 on the TikTok Viral Chart and #1 Sound on the TikTok Trends Chart. “Drugs” led to a momentous year for the “up-and-coming indie-pop queen” — according to Alternative Press.

2019 saw UPSAHL take the stage at Lollapalooza and support acts including PVRIS, Joywave, BROODS, and Young the Giant. Additionally, YouTube claimed UPSAHL as their ‘Artist on the Rise,’ Nylon proclaimed, “She’s on her rock star ish,” and NME declared she “has a knack for fusing fizzy hooks with her drawling delivery of pithy lyrics. The result — her vibrant alt-pop bops.”

2020 was a standout year for UPSAHL, releasing her second EP Young Life Crisis, which Billboard crowned as one of the top 25 pop albums of 2020. Earlier in the year, UPSAHL undertook her first co-write on “Good in Bed” for Dua Lipa’s GRAMMY Award winning blockbuster Future Nostalgia, and recently lent her pen to Madison Beer on her fiery single “BOYSHIT,” as well as Mike Shinoda’s upbeat anthem “Happy Endings,” which features her and iann dior. Complete with throwback alternative vibes, femme fatale charm, and her signature unfiltered lyricism, UPSAHL’s new single “Douchebag” is out now. It marks the first single off of her highly anticipated full-length debut album due out in October 2021.


I’m drumaq – born n raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland but currently surviving in Los Angeles, California where I make alternative r&b music about my trust issues, my shitty exes and my unabashed pettiness. While growing up in a family with three older brothers, I have always been inspired by strong, independent women like Jill Scott and Brandy, which have influenced the brutal honesty I strive for in each of my songs. As an emotional introvert who loves to party, get tattoos and bleach my head, my music tends to not be played at the party, but instead sounds best in the back of an Uber on your way home. Peace and love baby.