Having found success at a very young age after becoming the youngest artist ever signed to EMI Records, London-via-Los Angeles singer and songwriter Riva Taylor is no stranger to the ups and downs of today’s music industry. Following on from a string of successful singles such as ‘Mr. Right’ and ‘My Mouth’, the latter of which was added to Elton John’s personal Spotify playlist, the frontwoman now looks to present herself in a new light as she returns with her latest offering ‘This Woman’s Heart’.
Echoing elements of her childhood voice, ‘This Woman’s Heart’ aims to tell a very personal story, one that reflects her current period of transition. Having grown both personally and professionally within the industry, her latest single looks to cement her place as a woman and no longer a girl. Paying tribute to those that have helped her along the way, ‘This Woman’s Heart’ is her own unique ode to the life that she has lived, and the one she hopes to continue with.
Written alongside Julian Hinton (Rumer, Seal, Trevor Horn) and Graham archer (Lana Del Rey, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran), and produced by Tim Bran (Birdie, Rae, London Grammar), ‘This Woman’s Heart’ looks set to mark a new beginning for the singer. Filled with her powerful and emotive vocals, the new song looks to breathe new life into her euphoric aesthetic as she grows in both passion and beauty throughout.
Speaking about her new single, she added, “We all have our constants in life, and this is a song written about one of mine. I had amazing experiences promoting my albums as a child, opening up opportunities for me to perform my music around the world. But coupled with that I learned the feeling of disappointment young. There are always ups and downs with these things while on the surface it’s all glamorous videos and after show parties. The reality is very different. It’s meant so much to have had the continued support and encouragement of a few special people, and beyond that some amazing music supporters who have been there from the start, through the name changes and what is a clear change in musical direction. They are the reason I continue to release music. This song is a thanks to them too”.
As well as her singing career, Riva Taylor is also a proud promoter of new and emerging talents, having recently organised a songwriter’s event at London’s Roundhouse alongside fellow writing partner Jeff Cohen. With the first show selling out and featuring performances from The Shires, Fiona Bevan and James Walsh, The Writing Round Series will soon return for its second roundup of new talent on the 28th June, when audiences will be treated to performances from the likes of Sky Adams, Danny Shah, and Sarah Darling.
At the age of 12, Riva Taylor began her journey through the music business as Becky Jane Taylor. With a whirlwind journey that included huge success in Asia, performances in front of Prince Charles and Princess Anne, live appearances at Harrods, an FA Cup Final, as well as TV appearances on GMTV, Richard and Judy and being interviewed by Usher on live morning TV in New York, she then revisited her love for music again later in life after collaborating with Hans Zimmer for the soundtrack to the hit UbiSoft computer game ‘Assassin’s Creed’, a project which culminated in a performance at the BAFTAs and reintroduced her back into the limelight.
Riva Taylor’s new single ‘This Woman’s Heart’ is out now on all major platforms.
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