As a songwriter, singer, and producer, St. South has worked tirelessly on the skills required to make the kind of nuanced and soulful electro she’s known for. But her sound is not just a study in technical self-reliance; it is an intimate portrait of an artist who lives life on her own terms. Her debut full-length albumGet Well Soon unfolds a story of grief, heartbreak and ultimately, self-love.
On the surface, Get Well Soon reads as a break-up album, which as an event provides the backdrop, but isn’t the whole picture. At its core, it’s a self-care album, or as St. South says,“a soundtrack to self-empowerment."This sentiment is poignantly reflected throughout, which lyrically details the rough times but sonically, reassures the listener that it’s all going to be okay. To compound the emotional fallout of the breakup, St. South learned during the mixing of the record that a family member’s re-diagnosed cancer had become terminal.Holding feelings of joy and sorrow around the new album required a certain kind of self-acceptance —the kind that says it’s ok to feel both, and ultimately, that is the message of Get Well Soon.
St. South is the moniker for Australian electro soul bedroom artist Olivia Gavranich. She self-released her debut EP Nervous Energyin 2016, followed by Inurein 2017, which together garnered millions of streams, as well as TV placements with The Vampire Diaries and The Fosters.