St. South

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.