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Olivia Dean hardly needs an introduction; born and bred in East London, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter captures the messy experience of being young and in and out of love in a city that never seems to slow down. Her debut album Messy reflects its cover art, presenting itself to the world as a beautiful blur. Dean’s genre-bending sound weaves together pop, jazz, R&B, and soul, almost as if Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, and Nat King Cole decided to hop in the studio and see what happens. With a voice as smooth as butter and relatable lyrics that feel like a warm hug, it would be a challenge to not find a piece of yourself within Dean’s music.