Today, Harper O’Neill releases her new song, “When You Love Me”. The song, which O’Neill wrote by herself, is one of the record’s most striking moments, with soulful, almost jaunty production belying the heartbreak at the track’s core. It follows her previous single “Guilty,” which Rolling Stone named a “Song You Need To Know” and which The Boot calls “stellar.” O’Neill shares of the song, “’When You Love Me’ is song about a fraught relationship. When it starts to fall apart the duct-tape words to put it back together are always “but I love you”! This song is about realizing that just because you say it doesn’t make it real. If this is how it feels when you love me, I wish you wouldn’t.” Listen to Harper O’Neill’s “When You Love Me” here.

O’Neill will perform on Outeroo - The Campgrounds at Bonaroo stage tomorrow and has upcoming dates (full list below with) supporting Morgan Wade and Lainey Wilson. Tickets and information for all dates is available here.

O’Neill grew up in Dallas, TX, where her parents ran a household brimming with music. She followed her gut and moved to Nashville in 2018, a decision she remains proud of to this day. “I always call it ‘listening to the universe,’” she says of trusting her intuition. “You have to be open to that kind of stuff for it to happen. And sometimes I feel like that's the hardest part, just letting yourself be open.”

After putting down roots in Nashville, O’Neill began finding ways into the local music scene, trying out co-writes and finding gigs to play around town. After posting a performance video to TikTok in 2022— far from being a regular TikToker, O’Neill had only dabbled with the platform — O’Neill got a text claiming to be from Jody Williams, the renowned publishing executive and former head of BMI known for working with everyone from Maren Morris to Carrie Underwood. Williams texted O’Neill on April 1st, so she couldn’t help but think it was a prank. They arranged a meeting for the following week and Williams signed O’Neill to his Jody Williams Songs on the spot.

O’Neill is an artist who’s always favored her intuition over trends. The Dallas-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter with the powerhouse voice and versatile musical chops found her way onto Music Row’s radar by trusting her gut and letting her considerable talent guide her, an increasingly rare path to success in a field crowded with hopefuls trying to recreate the sound of the moment. “Guilty,” and her forthcoming music, is an honest, clear-eyed expression of O’Neill’s remarkable artistry and a testament to trusting the process, no matter how winding the journey. O’Neill is an unapologetically fearless artist with the music to prove it.

Harper O’Neill Tour Dates

17 Jun Outeroo - The Campgrounds at Bonaroo Manchester, TN
07 Jul Montgomery Whitewater Montgomery, AL
24 Aug Rick's Cafe (w/ Morgan Wade) Starkville, MS
25 Aug The Lyric Oxford (w/ Morgan Wade) Oxford, MS
26 Aug The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint (w/ Morgan Wade) Maryville, TN
01 Dec Orange Blossom Revue 2023 Lake Wales, FL
16 Dec The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (w/ Lainey Wilson) Las Vegas, NV

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