Growing up in a family of musicians, contemporary neo-soul artist Olivia Williams, better known as Liv.e (pronounced "Liv"), spent most of her life trying not to get into music: “I really avoided making music for a long time because my family is so deep in it,” she joked. But when listening to the jazzy riffs and experimental production on her album Girl In The Half Pearl, it’s hard to imagine she ever considered being anything else.
From Dallas, TX, the 25-year-old artist has come a long way from the young child who was introduced to music through church, where her family was embedded in the gospel scene. These days, the Los-Angeles-based artist primarily draws inspiration from listening to old songs on repeat—she cites Dallas label Dolfin Records and artists like singer Lalah Hathaway and saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter as some of her favorites. (spotify.com)