Alt-R&B Singer, Songwriter, & Producer IAMTHELIVING Announces New EP; Drops Single “Make It Home Alive”
October 27, 2023 BY Bailey Vigliaturo
Magnetic energy surges through the music of IAMTHELIVING. The London-born and Vancouver-based singer, songwriter, producer, and performer, aka Rian Peters, infuses alternative R&B with mystique, emotion, soul, and spirit. Today, he announces Nebra Sky Part 1, the first part of a larger body of work. He also drops new single “Make It Home Alive” featuring UK R&B/Soul artist Jake Isaac.
The upcoming EP features previously released singles “Can’t Be Replaced,” which saw recognition from Vibe, and the silky smooth “Calloused Heart.”
“Nebra Sky is a portal into my world. It takes you on a journey and gives you a chance to truly get to know who I am,” shares IAMTHELIVING.
He adds, “The sound, the stories, the vision are elements of my spirit and my life
experience, it’s authentically me. My hope for this EP is that it can uplift and inspire others to be authentically themselves and to never give up, and to go for what it is that they truly want in life.”
Rian’s alias, IAMTHELIVING, alludes to the expansive scope of his vision for this EP.
In today’s featured single, “Make It Home Alive,” a mesmerizing bass groove seamlessly intertwines with hypnotic drum patterns, mirroring the peaks and valleys of Rian’s personal journey thus far.
Reflecting on the collaboration with Jake Isaac, he shares, “Working with Jake on this track was a remarkable experience; our connection was instantaneous, and we recognized the uniqueness of our creation. ‘Make It Home Alive’ delves into themes of resilience, patience, and unwavering determination. By nurturing self-belief and placing trust in a higher power, you can journey toward your dreams and aspirations.”
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Before IAMTHELIVING was born, Rian launched his career not as a singer but as a professional backing dancer. Eventually, he explored his love of songwriting, singing, and producing. In 2018, he cut his teeth in songwriting sessions in London and Los Angeles before settling in Vancouver.
In 2019, he introduced himself as IAMTHELIVING with the independent debut, In This Thing Called Life EP. Catching fire, it notably garnered a 2021 JUNO Award nomination in the category of “Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.” Meanwhile, he received nods for “R&B Artist of the Year” at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2020 and 2021, appearing on numerous national television shows in Canada. He also joined forces with Teon Gibbs on the JNGL EP and 2023 saw him ink a deal with Nettwerk Music Group. Now, IAMTHELIVING projects life and light through every song.
“I want my music to offer light,” he affirms. “I want to pull listeners out of dark places and bring them along on my journey. It’s my goal to use music to elevate, and I’m trying to inspire and influence others in the most positive way possible.”