- 05 May 21
Ollie West is heading off to shoot Michael Kinirons’ first feature film 'Sparrow' in West Cork, where he will play the lead role.
Rising teen talent Ollie West has released a self-made album made entirely from his bedroom, with 'Sick Of It' chosen as our Hot Press Track of the Day.
Hypnotic track 'Sick of It' incorporates darker background beats with a guitar chord reminiscent of Dominic Fike, overlain by West's deep-toned vocals.
"You say that I'm a happy person/ You say that I can learn some/Thing from your oh so great wisdom/But it don't seem to be working," the lyrics chant.
16-year-old Ollie's album, We Can See Blue, sees a mix of alternative folk tracks with a pop essence, composed of short running times and full of DIY lo-fi instrumental sounds.
A Transition Year student at St Conleth’s College in Dublin; West made We Can See Blue on his iPhone during lockdown in March, using his guitar, Garage Band for mixing work and a pair of headphones.
Ollie had an early start as an actor, playing the title role of in Dead Centre’s Hamnet – a near one-man show about the death of Shakespeare’s 11-year-old son, written and directed Bush Moukarezel (who performed the role of Shakespeare) and Ben Kidd.
Stream the impressive We Can See Blue here.
Check out the brand new track below: