Riley Lynch is an artist who aims for self-empowerment and emotional energy with every song. His style has a catharsis at its roots and comes in the form of unapologetic Dark Pop. His latest release "Alone" is an incredibly emotional experience that takes you by the soul. This record features an enchanting honest vocal performance, a dreamy felted piano, ethereal guitar textures, and hard-hitting dynamic drums.
"Alone" begins with its memorable piano riff, and then enter Riley's enchanting vocals telling an emotional story. At the first chorus, the drums begin getting teased and build energy leading to a perfect transition into the second verse where the drums start to explode. At the second chorus, the song takes you by surprise and introduces an incredible ethereal guitar texture that perfectly compliments the vocal. The vocals in "Alone" are the true highlight; they start off being more tame and raw but with a reverb that swims around you, and then the vocal slowly transforms with intricate vocoder-like textures that elevate the emotional performance. Every word being sung has the perfect amount of emotion to it. This is an incredible release that has both organic and modern flair to it that you would definitely regret missing.
Listen to "Alone" here.
Hey Riley Lynch! Welcome to BuzzMusic! We are absolutely loving your single "Alone"! What was the songwriting and production process for it like? It’s been a tough year, to say the least. I am someone who is very outspoken about my journey with mental health and Alone is a direct reflection of that. I wrote Alone while I was feeling particularly vulnerable. However, the production process was the most fun. I work closely with Asher Condit, a producer at Kingship Recording in CT, to make my songs a reality. He’s fantastic to work with. "Alone" has a very emotional but honest approach to it. Was this something that was in mind during the songwriting? Or did this style come during the recording? It was definitely something in mind during the songwriting. Before production, the song was a very stripped down version of itself that I wrote on my apartment floor. Your music has a very modern but organic feel to it. What inspires you to create music in your style? Do you have any influences or idols? I just make what excites me. I want to make songs I would listen to. Some of my influences are UPSAHL and renforshort. How would you describe your growth as an artist from your first release to now? Do you have any goals that you are striving for the next release? My growth, in my opinion, has been huge. Every song I make I feel like I get better at what I do. I went from someone who was very closed off to someone who pours their heart out in their music. What can we expect to see from you throughout 2020? Right now, more music. Larger bodies of work. Staying healthy, and when everything is over, shows shows shows!