Olivia Paris Music 🎵

Dietrich Bonhoeffer said that “music … will help dissolve your perplexities .. and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” For the past few Decembers on this blog I’ve published a post on Christmas music. We had a lot of fun with last year’s post sharing favorites and some lesser known recordings. This year, my holiday Music Monday post is far more meaningful than the previous ones, and I’m thrilled to share it with all of you.

My 15 year old niece Olivia has been writing and recording her own music. That’s right. She’s a fledgling songwriter. To her family and friends it comes as no surprise, as Olivia has been a fine musician and marvelous singer ever since she was a little girl. Her innate talent was already on full display at her 5th grade talent show. But Olivia is a teenager now, and a budding young woman, which means she has things to say. And when women have things to say through music, the world, rightly, listens.

I could go on and on about my darling niece; her wicked sense of humor, her kindness and honesty, her intrinsic understanding of truth and authenticity. A born-and-bred city girl, she is worldly beyond her years, but valiantly resists the cynicism that afflicts much of her generation. With our family struggling through some very strained times, Olivia’s spirit and her music have kept alive that ‘fountain of joy’ that Bonhoeffer spoke of.

This is Olivia’s holiday single, Hold You Close, just released today! With her father producing this and all her tracks, Olivia’s musical future is full of wondrous possibilities. She is on Instagram at @oliviaparismusic and on Apple Music. I’m so proud of you sweetheart! 🙂 🙂

13 thoughts on “Olivia Paris Music 🎵

  1. artmodelandrew says:

    Damn… That was impressive! You have a very talented niece.

  2. Gregory says:

    Very nice….I really enjoyed her “Gray Skies” song as well.

  3. Bill says:

    You have to be really proud! She’s got a great future — hope you keep us up-to-date as things develop.

    • artmodel says:


      You can be sure I will keep everyone up-to-date! And yes, I’m very very proud of her, for many reasons. Olivia is a great girl 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!


  4. Maria DiFiore says:

    I can feel your pride resonating through your words. I have confidence that Olivia will aspire into greatness. How can she not? Her drive will take her places….you’ll see. Just hang onto your seat!

    • artmodel says:


      It’s exciting and inspiring to see talent at such a young age, isn’t it? Thank you so much for expressing confidence and enthusiasm about Olivia’s future. She’s been reading the comments here and is so happy! 🙂


      • Maria DiFiore says:

        Claudia…I too have an Olivia and it warms my heart to see budding talent and that eagerness to want to excel! We need to nurture this thirst–especially when we know it’s the real thing:)

        • artmodel says:

          Maria, yes!! We must nurture and support their dreams. Some of us don’t find our passion or direction until we’re 30! When young people have already connected with their passion it really is incredible to witness. Wonderful that you too have an Olivia! Love and blessings to you both ..


  5. Dave says:

    That’s amazing. You would never guess she’s so young.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Goodness – only 15 and sounding so professional! Brilliant work, Olivia!

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