Country singer Olivia Lane shows fans a new side to her with the release of “Devil and You.” The audio premiered on Yahoo Music followed by an exclusive broadcast premiere on CMT Music Thursday Oct. 19. Watch Olivia Lane’s video for “Devil and You” here.
Fans can download “Devil and You”here.
“A lot of people know the happy and energetic parts of me but with ‘Devil and You’ I wanted to show my vulnerable side,” said Lane. “I wanted a video that showed the struggle we all sometimes have between the angel and devil on our shoulders and my co-director James King helped me bring that to life.”
“Devil and You,” a departure from Lane’s best known high energy and upbeat songs, was co-written by the Texas native with Skip Black and Brennin Hunt. The song paints the picture of the inner dialogue of a good girl who’s faced with the temptation to be a little bad. The video which was co-directed by Lane with James King, whom she collaborated with on her previous video for “Wrong Girl,” visually brings to life this conflict with contrasting shots of Lane alternating between “good” and “bad.”
Oh slipping off your white tee
You’re a snake and I’m eve
Oh the way you’re looking at me
Looking like we might be
In for a hell of a night
So wrong but feels so right
What’s a good girl supposed to do
When she’s caught up in between the devil and you
Caught up in between the devil and you
(Lane, Black, Hunt)
Forgoing the typical EP release, this is the second song Lane released directly to her fans. The singer has been hard at work in the studio writing and recording new music for her forthcoming project. Lane also keeps up with her fans through her vlog series, covering a wide range of topics from exclusive behind-the-scenes to make-up tutorials and taco bell blind tastings.
About Olivia Lane:
For country music today, Olivia Lane is clearly the right girl at the right time. She’s strong, dynamic, smart, funny, and above all, an entertainer. Much of her confidence is rooted in her upbringing in Texas. Her mother was a local Texas country singer who always made sure Olivia had access to any music that inspired her. Olivia started writing songs at age 16. She got so serious about it that she managed to persuade her mother to move with her to Los Angeles, where she finished high school and studied voice, dance, acting and guitar. She ultimately landed in Nashville, where her self-titled debut EP stirred interest throughout and beyond Music Row in 2016. She earned opening slots with Gary Allan, Easton Corbin, Kip Moore and Wynonna, and booked her own ‘She Fits’ house tour doing dates in private homes throughout the country. From stages and writing rooms, from youthful passions for music as diverse as Blondie and Patsy Cline, Michael Jackson and Alan Jackson, Olivia Lane has already achieved an uncanny self-awareness, artistically and personally. “I’m a musical melting pot,” she declares. “If I have to categorize myself I’d have to say I’m pop country because I identify with the country lifestyle but pop music is stylistically all over the map, just like me, and that peaks my interest.” Most recently Lane has been writing and recording new music, forgoing a classic EP release in favor of releasing one song at a time directly to her fans which Lane did with her release of “Wrong Girl” this summer. “So now, when people ask me who I sound like, I tell them the truth. ‘I sound like myself.’”