Last year, XXXTentacion’s posthumous album, Skins was released and it rightfully received negative reviews for it’s short and unfinished nature. Now months after the album’s release, Òlah Bliss has transformed one of the songs on it into a soulful pop tune. On “What Are You so Afraid Of”, she replaces the guitar riffs with smooth piano chords and adds some spices to the tiring repetitive hook. The slower tempo, multilayered harmonies and dance beats in Òlah’s version create a more exciting listening experience.
Speaking on the song, she said “I was truly inspired by XXXTentacion's latest album—it's very raw. When I heard the song for the first time, I connected to it immediately. Once in a while I hear a line in a song and think "I wish I wrote that" and this one was one of them, with just one simple line, the song evoked so many emotions, I knew then that I had to put my spin on it.”
With two EPs under her belt, London based singer, Òlah Bliss continues to touch on infidelity, passion and the complexity of love through her music. She is also a great live performer and has opened shows for artists like Talib Kweli, The Hebaliser, Hopsin, and Rag'N'Bone Man. Her next single, “Homegirl” is due for release in June.