To celebrate the launch of her debut album ‘This Woman’s Heart’ Britain’s best kept musical secret Riva Taylor will be treating fans to a sneak peek of her new music via a live stream across all her social media channels with all proceeds donated to Mind UK. Watch here
‘This Woman’s Heart’ is set to be released worldwide in two halves throughout 2020, beginning with ‘1’ on 27th March 2020. It features her signature vocal-driven power pop, influenced by soulful female icons like Annie Lennox, Kate Bush and Adele.
“This album is very much about a woman’s journey through her twenties, shedding some innocence, learning important life lessons and emerging as a very different person at the back end,” Riva explains. “With age, I’ve opened up more; this first half is the dark half, the dark heart, and is written about the trials and tribulations of those wilderness years.”
This compilation encapsulates a story not just of personal devastation and recovery, but of a resilient woman who is finally finding herself through her music. It traces her journey over the past decade into womanhood and tells the listener of how a previous relationship tore her apart, and how she put herself back together. “The second half is the resolved heart, the happier heart. It’s about broken hearts but bright futures, that there is an outcome and it can be positive.” Says Riva.
The seven songs that make up the first of the two releases – as inventive as they are evocative – could barely be more rent with heartbreak and introspection.
This Woman’s Heart .1 Track List
2.Chaos Killed The Thrill
4.This Woman’s Heart
5.Let Go Too Soon
7.Running at Walls
EDM-infused track ‘Jealous’ finds her struggling with feeling envious of her ex’s strength in moving on with a new partner. “I had a few problems at school with some of my peers, just after I landed my first deal, so jealousy is something I wanted to stay away from when naming this song, but it felt right. It’s a horrible thing to deal with.”
The deceptively upbeat synth-pop of ‘Chaos Killed The Thrill ‘, was written in just 45 minutes in Berlin and dissects how old baggage can destroy a couple who “were never a whole piece of the jigsaw anyway.”