Riley Pearce Shares “Ceramic Real Estate” + Announce New EP Out September 25

May 8, 2020 BY Nettwerk

“A cathartic, fresh alt-folk sigh of relief, ‘Ceramic Real Estate’ is Pearce’s breakup song to his unfinished music – a clean break goodbye that closes one door and opens another.” — Atwood Magazine

Australian singer/songwriter Riley Pearce will release his new EP Maybe I Can Sleep It Off on September 25th. Maybe I Can Sleep It Off sees Riley explore his relationship with his craft, both lyrically and musically, and he introduces it with new single “Ceramic Real Estate,” which he calls “a breakup song to all of the half-written tunes I never got around to finishing.”

Riley says of “Ceramic Real Estate,” “I read a book last year called ‘Big Magic’ by Elizabeth Gilbert. She discusses the notion that ideas are these living spirits in the world that visit people in the hope of being realised and leave to find another subject if they don’t get the attention they require. I wrote ‘Ceramic Real Estate’ as if a song I had failed had decided to leave me. The process somewhat empowered me to not let this happen again, to give my all towards an idea whilst I was inspired but also to create more freely. I thought, ‘Alright, I need to be deserving of these good ideas. More good ideas will come to me by putting in the effort’.”


From humble beginnings busking at farmers markets and playing open mic nights in Perth, the indie folk troubadour—now based in Melbourne—regularly sells out shows across Australia, tours internationally and is a multiple recipient of the WA Music Folk Song of the Year Award. Breakout single “Brave” from his 2016 debut Outside the Lines surpassed 25 million worldwide streams, making it clear that his reflective songwriting and chilled-out coastal vibes resonate with more than just folk music lovers. He subsequently released two EPs, 2018’s Eastbound and 2019’s The Landing Songs, delivering a string of fan favorite anthems such as “Elephants”, “Free Coffee” and “Windmill.”  He occupied coveted real estate on playlists, including Relax & Unwind, Even Flow, Lazy Sunday, and landed high-profile syncs in Shameless, Shadowhunters, and more. 

Maybe I Can Sleep It Off tracklisting:
1. Leap Year
2. Time’s Eyes
3. Statue
4. Ceramic Real Estate
5. Common Link
6. Breathe & Release