Olivia Hellman Releases Debut Single “Mr. Ego Boy”
Up-and-coming artist Olivia Hellman has released her debut single, Mr. Ego Boy, accompanied by a music video. The talented rising star is a singer-songwriter who is just at the start of her music career. Hellman, who is just 20 years old, is originally from San Francisco but has been honing her craft at NYU Tisch. As a triple threat with her skills in acting, dancing and singing, Hellman is an artist to watch as she develops in the industry.
“Mr. Ego Boy” is a catchy single that can easily be turned into a Gen Z anthem. Its honest lyrics are aimed at toxic masculinity and self-absorption. The pre-chorus features a twist on the classic “Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate?” cheerleading expression, instead saying, “Five eight, hair straight, boy nеxt door, handsome mate/ Everybody wants a piece and you just think you’re so great.” With a fiery spirit resembling Olivia Rodrigo and the earlier work of Avril Lavigne, the words can surely be sung-along to. Hellman uses the BrattyPop genre, a mix of pop, rock, and punk, to embody the spirit and feelings of the younger generation in society today.
The debut single is accompanied by a brand-new music video that has already surpassed 168k in one month. Directed by Paul Boyd, it is a reimagined version of the controversial music video for Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke that objectified women and trivialized consent. In the music video for “Mr. Ego Boy,” the roles are reversed and the women are empowered. Boyd, who has directed for the likes of many notable artists, created a similar empowering music video for the iconic Man! I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain. The video seen over 371 million times on YouTube alone is a reimagined version of Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer, another video that objectified women and trivialized consent.
Olivia Hellman is preparing to release an EP soon. Her powerful start with “Mr. Ego Boy” sends a message of embracing your own self-worth and is now streaming on all major platforms.
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