Almost a year after Olivver The Kid brought us into his outcast world with the Freak EP, he returns with a new tale: The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The first song off this release, “World on Fire”, moves away from the melancholy guitar riffs of his earliest releases like “Attica ‘71” towards dark, synth-heavy, Alt pop.
In his mailer to fans, Olivver explains:
“This song is about not being a victim to circumstance. Learning to live within the chaos of life. Adapting to every single thing that the world can throw at you. Taking control of your own future, of your own destiny. Being inherently HERE & PRESENT.”
Throughout the song, it’s unclear whether the narrator is accidentally caught in the fire, is implicated as arsonist, or even acts as savior bringing the rain. What do we know for sure? Well, we know this track is absolute FLAMES. We’ve also come to expect a relatable quality of stark honesty and thoughtfulness from Olivver – né Bryan Sammis – in his music and in the accompanying visuals.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf references the Aesop fable in which a shepherd boy who – out of boredom – cries that there’s a wolf when there’s no imminent danger. When a real wolf finally arrives, no one responds to his blood-curdling cry, assuming it to be another false-alarm. The intended moral is that a liar is never trusted, even when they tell the truth. This promises to be a rich fantasy territory for Olivver to explore in his second EP.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf will be released October 16, 2015
We’re thrilled to announce that Olivver will be joining The Giggs next week for a feature interview! If you’ve got questions for ØV, tweet them our way @TheGiggsWBAR.