JUST weeks removed from the release of her ‘Come What May’ EP, Rianne Downey has shared a new single called ‘Songbird’.
The singer-songwriter’s unassailable rise shows no signs of slowing down as she has also announced a follow-up EP called ‘Method to My Madness’, as well as more tour dates to follow her current sold out UK shows.
On top of all this, Downey will release a 12-track compilation of her three EPs – Fuel To The Flame’, ‘Come What May’ and ‘Method To My Madness’ – thus far on 9th June via Run On Records.
With a burgeoning kind of main stage energy about her songwriting, that perhaps stems from real world outings in support of artists like Liam Fray, The Lathums and The Snuts, the new single ‘Songbird’ paints a portrait of a performer unafraid to write every wrong turn, dead end and hard-won life lesson into her songs.
Downey says of the single: “Songbird is a kitchen sink lament to the struggles of modern love. It reads like a letter to someone, sealed in an envelope and found on the top deck of a bus on a rainy midweek afternoon on the outskirts of the city. It’s often easier to express it in a letter, or a song, which, in a way, sets the words free. Like a Songbird.”
Her remaining tour dates include a sold-out night at King Tuts this Saturday, while her newly announced dates include gigs in Edinburgh, Aberdeen. and Dundee. Get tickets at www.gigsinscotland.com
Check out ‘Songbird’ below.