Rhia is an international artist, vocalist, songwriter, engineer, performer and producer with a lifetime of music industry experience that has shone through in her latest single, “Fire.” The Australian-born musician began her career performing to crowds of thousands that promised ongoing success, but it was her eagerness to grow as a musician that led her down an unexpected path and continued to forge her into the powerhouse she is today. At 21 years old, Rhia won a scholarship and relocated to Boston in the United States to study at the world-famous Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, Rhia found a home in a school that attracted many other already-established musicians who were looking for ways to grow.
“Fire” is a hypnotizing soulful hip hop/future-bass inspired electro-pop anthem, Rhia wrote it and co-produced it alongside Samuel PK Smith (Bebe Rexha) who produced, mixed and mastered it. The soft synths and light backings take you on a journey. Rhia is able to completely send the listener into a trance with her heavenly tones. Her vibrant lyrics perfectly describe the meaningful love and powerful feelings behind every single written word through this track. “Fire” comes equipped with lyrics about overcoming a situation where you feel squashed, finally gaining the courage to find your voice again. I believe that Rhia has an ear for musical sounds that are well beyond her age. I hope this is a good indicator of what’s to come from Rhia going forward because we’re bumping “Fire” on repeat. “Fire” is transporting and relatable and is an incredible powerhouse track! Within weeks the song was added to over 300 playlists, including Release Radar, Discover Weekly, iTunes US Top 100 Charts, American Top 40, and more, and has gained the attention of countless press outlets and critics, receiving incredibly positive reviews. “Fire.” is seeing heavy rotation radio play, including on Spotify Radio, and many other stations around the world. New releases and collaborations are on the horizon for Rhia, with upcoming shows in just about every major US city, so keep an eye on RhiaMusicOfficial.com for more.
Check out “Fire” here and keep scrolling for an interview with the artist below!
Hi Rhia! Can you start by telling us more about yourself? What inspired you to start creating music?
Hey guys! Thanks again for having me on Buzz Music!
Yes! I’m from Melbourne in Australia, which is similar to New York in my opinion.
I honestly don’t know what it was, I just remember doing it, and I think I was probably just heavily into it pretty early, so it’s hard to know how it started. My best friend wanted to be an actress and I wanted to be a musician. She kept telling me that but I would force her to write songs with me and be part of my band haha
Your voice is beautiful, how long have you been singing for?
Aww thank you! My mum used to have an old record player and she played a lot of vinyl, I remember hearing a lot of Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder and Led Zeppelin at home. I don’t know specifically when I first started, but my first memory is at about 4 or 5 recording myself singing along on a cassette player, and I would listen back to try and get better.
I started lessons shortly after that and then I started getting work doing professional sessions and performing.
What’s the meaning behind the lyrics of “Fire”?
It’s about finding your voice again. I related it to a lot of different themes which I noticed were very similar. It could be a relationship, a friend, family, your job, a scenario, even just your own negativity or doubts and so on.
It’s about feeling like someone or something has been squashing you and you’re struggling to speak up for yourself. You’ve had enough and you’re sick of being taken for a ride when you’re better than that. But they get off on you believing you’re not, it’s cruel. It’s about freedom and the courage to get it, and saying “no, I’m a good person and I don’t deserve this."
What do you hope your listeners take away from your music?
I hope it gives people strength if they need it
What’s next for you?
My next release is coming out very soon :) I think I might have a music video coming out shortly too, and I’m writing and recording a lot. I have a few different collabs coming out that I’m really excited about and I’m doing lots of live shows which I’m waiting to announce as well, so please keep an eye out.
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