You may have noticed I’ve been a little quiet on the recording front lately, but it’s not a result of that dreaded writer’s block, it’s because I’ve been working on a new project.
I’ve always been an avid listener and event goer in the electronic music realm but have felt out of my depth in terms of producing. I don’t have that perfectionist streak needed to conquer the tech side of songwriting (but maybe one day?)
I started out singing with a jazz/funk band after I left school. We’d meet for rehearsal every Thursday night and the band would get a jam going and then I’d hear a melody and write some lyrics to it. This was the best education in improvisation, songwriting and being part of a band. This same process applies with electronic collaborations. I love working with others and having the freedom to focus all my attention on the melody rather than trying to play piano chords as I go.
A few years ago I was asked to do some quest vocals and songwriting on a friend’s electronic track. I thoroughly enjoyed the process; by teaming up with someone I was able to create music unlike anything I had made before.
Since then I’ve written loads of electronic tracks – some collaborations, some just layers of my own voice. I am so happy to announce I’ve released my debut single under Rissy through the A & R Department/ Shock Records. I am SO excited, proud and relieved you all get to hear this track as there were a few bumps along the way and I think it’s a really cool tune.
The track is called Sunset Raining and I co-wrote it with Aussie EDM legends, Carmada (L D R U & Yahtzel). It all happened very naturally. I got a call to meet the boys at the studio, got there and heard the first version of a track, heard a melody in my head, wrote the lyrics and recorded it all within about an hour.
I would love (and need) your support big or small so here’s what you can do to help get the song out there!
- Share this blog post or the song on Twitter or Facebook. Here’s the link to paste on your wall – https://soundcloud.com/the-a-3/rissy-sunset-raining
- Buy the song on iTunes – Click here
- Text into Good Nights on Triple J (AUS) requesting the song on +61439 75 7555 (weekdays 6-9pm Aussie time)
- Rate the song on Triple J Unearthed
– Go to https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/rissy
– Click register
– Once you have created a login (only takes a minute) go back to Rissy page and click the song you want to play
– A pop up box will appear and you can click any of the four icons on the top right. Love, download, rate/review and share
I am still writing songs at the piano and plan on recording and releasing them. After eight years of of almost the same songwriting process I wanted to challenge myself and so here we are.
As always, thank you for your support!