Riley Pearce Shares New Track + Video “Electricity” From Upcoming EP
November 6, 2020 BY Nettwerk
Alt-folk singer/songwriter Riley Pearce shares new single “Electricity” from his forthcoming EP, Love and Other Stuff, out March 19, 2021. The song deals with life’s uncertainties a young couple faces as they pursue their passions and careers. Riley says, “My girlfriend and I have these dreams of one day owning a home and starting a family, but there’s a lot of uncertainty involved and a lot of distance between ourselves now and reaching the eventual dream. With that in mind, the song is about being happy no matter where we land, with each other’s presence and being in this journey together.”
Love and Other Stuff follows the release of Riley’s last EP, Maybe I Can Sleep It Off. An introspective singer-songwriter, Riley often writes about his difficulty coping with change and his love-hate relationship with nostalgia. With family spread across the globe and his own stretches of living in a number of different cities, Riley’s lyrics reflect that all too human need for connection. His honest songwriting, and relatable storytelling has resonated both in Australia and overseas, with over 50 million streams to date.
After a big year of touring Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom in 2019, Riley left Perth and returned to live in Melbourne, the city he left before he was old enough to remember it. The move helped him realign his focus, and he fell back in love with making music. With a new sense of focus and inspiration, Riley has added a different dimension to his sound. A chance-find pedal at a second-hand shop in London and a special Japanese Fender Jaguar owned by his producer Andy Lawson paved the way for his new songs.