“…a sound that is at once both worldly and urban…”
Together with Grammy-nominated producer, James Gardiner, as well as the effortless stylings of guitarist, Victor Campos, this talented crew has produced projects such as There You Are, Chill’ax, You’re The Drug, as well as I’m The One, a single we recently described as, “…a sound that is at once both worldly and urban…”.
That single also happens to be the lead-off track for their latest album, 4th St., a unique and innovative collection of songs which again dance all over the genre spectrum.
HERE’S WHAT WE DUG MOST…
The genre-smorgasbord, There You Are, blends pop writing, roots phrasing, rock-licks, and a world rhythm into one singular idea in this ode to the unexplainable nature of being in love…
“I tried to run away
I tried to hide away
But everywhere I go, there you are
I tried to talk
And I tried to medicate
I pour a drink and leave the rest to fade…”
OUR FAVORITE TRACK… Exit 7 has a cool and breezy island vibe to it. Like a day in the life of this eclectic and well-traveled artist, we get The Golden State Warriors, crazy neighbors, and highway cruises.
Like A Light celebrates the encouragement and comfort within the bond of relationship. A cool little electro-break at 1:47 reiterates Rian’s unpredictable production style.
A bright and airy pop melody meets a hardened heart in, Don’t Fall In Love, a warning to those who think love will change their prospective partner.
A jazzy guitar riff, an ambient synth-based chorus, a message of peace. Check out, Diplomatic Skies.
Like a dance between good & evil, hip-hop makes a legit appearance in, I’m Yours.
Heartache brings the project to a close with the hip-hop-inspired, When You’re Not Here. Think: Capitol Cities cut a track with Travis Scott…
“I’m cavin’ into memories of you and I, this room is getting darker
You have control of me and only by the very thought of
What could have been and what was said and how this light shined
Makin’ plans as if we knew that it would be the right time
Didn’t see it coming, we only watched it go
Now these Summers aren’t as bright, and these Winters extra cold…”
Heart-warmingly sincere and unique. An artist that knows who he is, and because of this, has found his wheelhouse, his sound. A nod to the romantic in all of us. Rian Music’s latest album, 4th St., is absolutely and unapologetically dedicated to the idea of love in its many forms: weathered, lost, anticipated, and blissful.
Borrowing influences from pop, blues, funk, rock, urban, world, and more, the 4th St. experience is never predictable, and virtually unclassifiable. The only link—the only tie that binds—is the notion of love which wholesomely connects every track together. Check out 4th St. below.
Chumbawamba meets Citizen Cope…
BELOW: Listen to Rian Music’s album, 4th St., and connect with his website and social media platforms. Please support Rian Music by visiting him online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing his music! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!