London-based singer-songwriter Rich Stephenson will release Alibi, the second single from his new I AM RICH (blue) EP, on Friday 25th November. The new song combines earthy acoustics with pop hooks and is driven by sweeping violins and Rich’s signature bendy-legged, rhythmic strumming. Watch here
After a busy summer that saw typically frenetic & audience-charming performances at Glastonbury, Boardmasters, Humber Street Sesh and Beverley Folk Festivals, recent single Better Things To Do cemented Rich’s place as one of the best emerging singer-songwriters in the UK. Confirmed fans Gaby Roslin and Alan Raw invited him in for live sessions and interviews with BBC Radio London and BBC Introducing, whilst Amazing Radio’s Baylen Leonard playlisted the track for three consecutive weeks on his show. Audiences all over the UK were also introduced to Rich with airplay for Better Things To Do on 40 BBC regional stations and 20 other regional radio shows.
Alibi effortlessly blurs the line between folk and pop, and offers another example of an instinctive songwriting talent with an ear for making the personal sound universal. As Rich explains, “Alibi is about the bittersweet nature of relationships and friendships – you fall out, you make up, you share high points, you live through low points, but a tight bond remains throughout.”