After his numerous releases with Très.b and his following project Anthony Chorale, Olivier Heim now returns under his own name with his solo debut A Different Life.
Incorporating a cascade of chorusy guitars and slap delays, punchy bass-lines and cosmic synthesizers, Olivier combines his smooth vocals with modern songwriting resulting in catchy songs that feel like a cool dive into the surfy, souly sound of the 70s. Mentioning inspirations ranging from Ariel Pink to the Beach Boys, Tame Impala to Marvin Gaye, Olivier’s music evokes blurry memories of sipping rosé under a sunset balcony in a white linen suit, his delicate compositions immersing in a palette of pastels ranging from yacht pop to 70s and bluewave.
Born in the States to Dutch parents and growing up in Luxembourg, Olivier started his musical career in Denmark where he formed the award-winning band Très.b with a Pole and an Englishman. After having moved to the Netherlands for several years, Olivier now lives in Warsaw where A Different Life was born. The LP was mastered in New York by grammy-nominated mastering engineer Joe Lambert.
Olivier has played on such renowned festivals such as Primavera Sound, Reeperbahn, Liverpool Sound City, The Great Escape, Europavox, Tallin Music and Midem. He has also played on major Polish festivals such as Open’er, OFF, Meskie Granie, Coke Live Music and Jarocin Festival and shared the stage with acts such as Jamie Lidell, The Astroids Galaxy Tour, Hey, Dry the River, TV on the Radio, Spiritualized and Seabear.
Olivier has been awarded with the Fryderyk Award for Best Debut of 2010 and the prestigious Paszporty Polityki Award in 2013.