Childhood Star Riva Taylor shares the video to her new single ‘Mr Right’ today from her new album due in Summer 2019. Directed by up and coming Jordan Rossi whose credits include Bebe Rexha and Nao. Jordan works with both Rankin and The Full Service and the video captures Riva’s energy and love of music. Filmed at various locations in London, the video brings to life ‘Mr Right’ – a perfectly theatrical modern pop song with a twist describing music as the ideal man.
Co-written with Jonathan Quarmby, (James Arthur, Lewis Capaldi and Benjamin Clementine) and produced by twenty5 (Jamie Lawson),Riva explains,
“I was in NYC and a friend asked me…’Do you have a Mr in your life Riva?’ I rolled my eyes, I hate being asked that question! They replied, ‘Music is your Mr! I returned from NYC and decided to write a song about the positive constant in my life – music.”
Riva Taylor landed a recording contract at age 12 as Becky Jane Taylor and became the youngest artist to ever sign to EMI Records. The whirlwind journey thrust the teenager into global stardom, including huge success in Asia, performances in front of Prince Charles & Princess Anne, performances at Harrods, an FA Cup Final, TV appearances on GMTV,Richard and Judy and being interviewed by USHER on live morning TV in New York.
When it all came to an end Riva studied at University, but music never left her and she soon came to the attention of Hans Zimmer’s team which resulted in her being invited to contribute vocals to a new version of the theme to the huge Ubisoft video game ‘Assassin’s Creed’ – a project which culminated in a high profile performance at the BAFTAs. Riva was back doing what she loves again – writing and recording music.
With support from Sir Elton John who included Riva’s track ‘My Mouth’ on his own personal Spotify playlist, it’s this eclectic journey that has shaped both Riva’s sound and vision, intermingling so many influences and experiences evident in the new single ‘Mr Right’ and previous singles ‘Chaos Killed The Thrill’ and ‘My Mouth’ .
“It was a shedding of my skin,” she says of the name change, “I’m not that girl anymore. As Riva, I can explore the exotic side of me. Riva is somebody who has experienced more, seen the world on my own terms, had my heart broken, been around the block, struck out by myself. I’ve seen life.”
An artist in control of what she does, Riva Taylor is set to step into the spotlight. With soul and something to say, Riva Taylor’s vision has put her on the cusp of a bright new future.