“Immediately you can tell that he has the gift to silence a room with minimal effort or noise, with a typically old- fashioned, genuine folk voice that comes complete with an insightful and understated writing technique.” – Stereofox
An introspective singer-songwriter, Riley Pearce often writes about his difficulty coping with change and his love-hate relationship with nostalgia. With family spread across the globe and his own stretches of living in a number of different cities, Riley’s lyrics reflect that all too human need for connection. His honest songwriting, and relatable storytelling has resonated both in Australia and overseas, with over 60 million streams to date and a healthy touring schedule.
For his forthcoming March 19 EP Love and All That Stuff, Riley steps out of his comfort zone and showcases a different style with a 5-track collection of love songs. ‘It’s often quite a balancing act to write and record love songs and have it not come off as cheesy and I really enjoyed that aspect of the process,’ says Riley. ‘It meant I had to find ways to take some of that out of the songs whether it be in the writing and lyrical phrasing or with various gritty elements in the production side.’
‘Love and All That Stuff’ was recorded with Andy Lawson in March last year alongside October release ‘Maybe I Can Sleep It Off’. Riley explains; ‘This EP is all about journeying through life alongside someone you love, the ups and downs of a relationship, constantly trying to improve yourself for them, planning a future together and letting someone eat the last chip because you know they’d appreciate it.’
Created in a world first collaboration between founding partners Sounds Australia, Showcase Scotland Expo and Canada’s East Coast Music Association (ECMA), along with 11 other export organisations and showcase events from around the world, Global …