Bursting through the dark clouds and finding rainbow-hued pop music’s salvation, is Rianne Downey. A deep-reaching, up-tempo study on life, the ups, downs, break ups with others and make-ups with herself, Downey’s songcraft and advancing prowess as a performer completely in charge of her own destiny glitters.
The road from small town lost soul to lockdown social media sensation and onwards to permanently touring captain of the Rianne Downey live express train, the singer-songwriter’s fearless exploration of mental health, relationships and personal growth have proven that fortune favours the brave. Penning songs to the frustration of growing up and growing out of physical anchors with Home and the bumpy landings of losing emotional certainties in Hard (winning both BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music support) an ever-growing, expectant community of fans know only too well that Downey doesn’t waste a beat of her music on throwaway lyrics.
Downey doesn’t spare listeners the rush of an incessant melody and full-blooded band performance, yet for anyone looking for reassurance that good times follow bad, and faith in a brighter future is something to hold dear, her hard-won wisdom runs through every beautifully sung line.