“Erotic” is a song Olivia Barton almost didn’t finish. The music itself is lonely, just Barton’s voice and a guitar. She presents a traumatic moment in her life, a sexual violation in her adolescence, in no uncertain terms. The song is blunt, but deeply emotional; it is both a wrenching look into a painful experience and a release of things too heavy to hold alone. Barton said that “normally when I’m writing, I forget that anyone will ever hear it. […]

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