It may be hard to believe, but there ARE musicians out there that are making disco-infused pop that aren’t trying to be carbon copies of Dua Lipa. After a year of successful dance albums from artists like Dua, Jessie Ware, Kylie Minogue, and countless others, it’s clear that disco pop isn’t going anywhere, and will continue to remain commercially popular—alongside the obvious resurgence of punk pop music we’ve seen in artists like Olivia Rodrigo and Waterparks. With that being said, there’s always room for reimagined interpretation, which is where Canadian pop artist Olivia Lunny comes into play.
Lunny, who won the second season of the CTV show “The Launch,” just released a new single “Who Could Say No,” ahead of her debut album. It’s been just a couple years since Lunny won “The Launch,” a “self-contained” program where, instead of viewers cast their votes, a panel of mentors decide the fate of the contestants. The show is executive produced by none other than Scott Borchetta, who also serves as one of the mentors on the show.
Lunny’s success has landed her an imprint deal with Universal Music Canada, where she launched her own label Infinity & Recordings (distributed via Virgin Music).
“Who Could Say No” came together with the help of award-winning producers Boi-1da (Rihanna, Lana Del Rey), and YogiTheProducer (Kehlani, Jessie Reyez). The track features vocals reminiscent of Selena Gomez (with a bit more power behind the punch), and features a funky bass line and beat that pairs nicely with the airiness of Lunny’s vocals, with flirty and fun lyrics that make it a eligible for the post-COVID song of the summer that we’ve been waiting for. “Who Could Say No” is much more laidback and playful compared to “Sad To See You Happy,” the song first released ahead of Lunny’s debut project (and is ironically nearly identical to the subject matter to another pop singer of the same name…Olivia Rodrigo’s new “Happier,” released last week).
Olivia Lunny’s debut album is set to drop this summer and “Who Could Say No” is out now.