Olympia Flamingo album coverFlamingo, the follow-up to Olympia’s 2016 debut Self Talk, is a stunningly assured album about addiction and loss. But far from being bleak, it’s a life-affirming collection of electro-pop.

Olympia (real name: Olivia Bartley) calls it “a love letter to the living.” Opening cut and first single Star City, sets the scene; it’s a pulsating piece of pop, with some rambling reminiscences of when the singer “believed the future bright, back when we were dumb kids.”

Later, the Melbourne singer declares: “I’m not ready for the end.” And with the strength of Flamingo, you get the sense that her career is about to take off.

Flamingo by Olympia is out July 5 via EMI.

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