R!R!Riot makes a grand entrance as she shares visuals for latest offering ‘DESTROYLONELY’
LA-based talent R!R!Riot, aka Riyah is well versed in the art of sonic goodness. Armed with a distinct celestial resonance, if she were to put ‘Alchemist’ at the top of her resumé, nobody could question it. With feature credits under her belt from the likes of Swae Bleu, over a decade honing her production and instrumentalist skills, and previous releases like ‘You Ain’t Mine’ garnering thousands of streams, Riyah now returns to the spotlight with her latest delivery ’DESTROYLONELY’ as part of her forthcoming EP, effortlessly continuing her transition into her newest moniker R!R!Riot.
Armed with a new take on hyperpop productions and of course her signature alt r&b tone, the unique talent draws inspiration from the likes of Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, and Pinkpanthress as listeners see her Taiwanese heritage infused into all she creates. Alternating fluidly between Chinese and English in her latest delivery, Riyah delivers a refreshingly different sound that is also consistent with the stylistic trends of today’s hip hop and r&b soundscapes.
“It’s not just another love song. I never want to be afraid to feel what I feel, and neither should my listeners. Life is too short to hold back, we’re always one decision away from living an entirely different life. This track is about living in the moment and being high on life”. - R!R!Riot
Having created a sound that resembles a transformative potion of wondrously alternative hip hop sounds and echoes of punk-esque toplines, the songstress has stirred up a true stormer. By fusing the perfect melodic and upbeat instrumental flares with soft, r&b tones and seamlessly integrating them, R!R!Riot’s latest offering is helplessly intoxicating - one that could easily turn up the heat in a club setting.
The accompanying music video packs just as much of a punch with its tempting invitation into R!R!Riot’s universe. Its feature film-esque direction, almost reminiscent of The Matrix, stitches together scenes in a seamless fashion as R!R!Riot’s harp-like vocals and space-traversing production unravel across a runtime of almost three minutes - producing a visual with instant replay appeal.
Packed with divine, feminine energy, R!R!Riot’s official entrance onto the scene strikes the perfect balance of ethereal cadence and recite-worthy hooks, resulting in a cleverly complex track in wonderfully simple clothing. As Riyah continues to draw influence from her counterparts while injecting pleasing, unexpected flips into her output, her unruffled yet effortlessly upbeat delivery is one that resonates with every new school hip hop lover.