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She can have the moon.

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Boorloo/Perth’s Olivia De Melo explores all aspects of relationship betrayals and their consequences on latest single She Can Have The Moon, teaming up with veteran West Aussie MC Bitter Belief, out now.

She Can Have The Moon was born where many of De Melo’s songs are – in the car while driving. Quickly recording a voice note and later adding guitar chords, Olivia took the song into the studio. Influenced by her lifelong love of 90s rap and r&b, boom bap style hip hop drums were added alongside a buttery smooth bassline, however after putting the finishing touches on the track, something was still missing – a guest feature from a rapper.

That missing link proved to be West Aussie OG Bitter Belief (Syllabolix Crew). Instantly vibing on the cut, Bitter Belief wrote his verse in one afternoon, with the final version coming together quickly and effortlessly. The result sees De Melo’s smoky, sultry indie-pop meets 90s r&b style vocals perfectly complemented by Bitter Belief’s storytelling bars that pack clever rhyme scheme and witty wordplay, while the titular chorus proves to be an instant earworm.

Speaking on her new single, Olivia explains “‘She Can Have the Moon’ is an intergalactic moment in time where I put my big girl pants on and, with self-love and pride, own a stark reality – the realisation that the promise of all the stars in the sky mean nothing without trust and integrity. For anyone that’s ever been betrayed or let down by someone, this is your moment to let your inner sass sparkle.”

She Can Have The Moon follows a massive 2023 for Olivia that saw the release of four distinct singles, including most recently SOAK featuring Wesley Black, that saw praise and airplay from the likes of Pilerats, ABC, RTRFM and over 30 other community radio stations around Australia. Meanwhile on the live stage, De Melo has played alongside the likes of Dulcie, Timothy Nelson, Otiuh, Old Blood, Riley Pierce, Teisha and many more.

Her first release for 2024, She Can Have The Moon marks a watershed moment in De Melo’s music career. With hundreds of songs ready to be recorded, Olivia made a determined effort to let go of perfectionism, while also staying truer to the sounds she wants to make and not giving in to external pressures.

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