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Nonesuch signs Olivia Chaney

By | Published on Friday 22 November 2013

Olivia Chaney

London-based folk artist Olivia Chaney has signed to Warner’s Nonesuch Records, who’ll release her still-untitled debut LP, worldwide, in 2014.

Chaney, who put out her eponymous first EP herself in February, discusses the signing thus: “I grew up listening to Nonesuch’s eclectic output, from Steve Reich, Kronos Quartet and Laurie Anderson to traditional American music, Emmylou Harris and Oumou Sangaré; and not least my two heroines, the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson and Joni Mitchell. Nonesuch encompasses everything I’ve searched and stood for since I was a child. To be welcomed into such a great musical ethos is a dream come true”.

Senior Nonesuch VP David Bither in turn gushes: “We are very happy to begin working with Olivia. She possesses a remarkable wealth of talents, as a singer, a musician, a songwriter – those moments of hearing such an artist for the first time are specially momentous and we look forward to presenting her debut album next year”.

Here is Chaney singing a song off her EP, titled ‘Swimming In The Longest River’, live: