2020 promises to be a big year for Olivia Dear (formerly Olivia Millerschin). Hailing from Detroit, the young songwriter is hard at work to release new music in February 2020 through a grant awarded by streaming service Tidal and under her new artist name.
After a decade-long career, she explains the change: “When I started writing original music, I was 14 years old and, naturally, I used my family name. ‘Millerschin’ is a lot, but it never occurred to me that I could go by any other name. Now, 10 years later, I’ve been given the funding and time to think about and rebrand everything. My grandma, who signed me up for my first gig, has always greeted me as ‘Olivia Dear.’ If it’s good enough for grandma, it’s good enough.”
Just 24 years old, she plays 150+ shows annually, spanning from Los Angeles to London, in living rooms to concert halls. She’s headlined The Chapel at Masonic Temple in Detroit, Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta, Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, and has toured through numerous other iconic venues nationwide. Whether performing solo or with her band, the live show environment allows her fun and vibrant personality to shine and make audiences feel right at home.