A brand new chapter for the pianist-composer and his first album to incorporate strings THRIVE takes inspiration from classical masterworks.
Composed over the past two years throughout a interval of uncertainty and worry, RIOPY’s new album, THRIVE, “represents the inside energy that pushes us to struggle in moments of doubt or sorrow.” Scheduled for launch on 14 April by means of Warner Music Group, THRIVE comes because the pianist-composer RIOPY shares the primary single ‘Nocturne’ and its official video – Watch BELOW:
RIOPY additionally prepares to embark on his first main UK tour, with ten dates in London, Bristol, Manchester, Gateshead, Leeds, Edinburgh, Bury St Edmunds, Coventry, Canterbury and Southampton between 1 and 12 February.
RIOPY got here to music in a unprecedented and strange approach. Escaping to the UK following a childhood spent in an oppressive French cult, his fortunes modified when he was given a chance to review at Oxford Brookes College, after which gifted a Steinway piano by Coldplay’s Chris Martin, who recognised his want and potential. He has since channelled his troubled previous – which included drug and alcohol abuse introduced on by melancholy and anxiousness – into his music, which now serves as a supply of solace to hundreds of thousands all over the world.
RIOPY’s previous trilogy of albums, RIOPY (2018), Tree of Gentle (2019) and Bliss (2021), have amassed 600 million streams worldwide and achieved vital chart success, with greater than 120 weeks for Tree of Gentle on the US’s Billboard classical chart.
Lana Del Rey just lately introduced that she has tailored one among RIOPY’s compositions. His meditative piano enjoying and melody will characteristic on a monitor on the American singer-songwriter’s subsequent album, Do you know that there’s a tunnel below Ocean Blvd, coming March tenth, When asserting the brand new album, the singer thanked RIOPY “for lending me your refined piano compositions which are infused with melodies I solely want I may dream up”. Particulars will likely be confirmed at a later date.
THRIVE marks the start of a brand new chapter for RIOPY. It is going to be the primary of his albums to incorporate strings alongside his evocative and highly effective pianism which has earned him an ever-increasing worldwide following.
RIOPY explains, “At some point, I used to be enjoying Satie’s well-known Gymnopédie and stored increasing it and from that little seed, THRIVE was born. In taking inspiration from the best classical composers, I needed to indicate how I interpret and form their music in my thoughts.”
In addition to new compositions for solo piano, the album options the composer-pianist’s tackle well-known music which has most impressed him, together with works by Satie, Pachelbel, Beethoven, Fauré, Debussy and Chopin. He has remodeled their much-loved melodies into cinematic scores of his personal, and composed lush preparations for string orchestra.
RIOPY provides, “The piano has at all times helped me discover this momentum, this inside energy, and composing for strings has opened up new horizons for me. The reinterpreted melodies on this album are a metaphor to indicate that every thing can evolve.”
The album will likely be obtainable digitally, on CD and on vinyl.
Extra details about RIOPY’s upcoming tour dates is out there right here, and a pre-order hyperlink is out there right here.
The total listing of stay dates are (with assist from Adam Naas):
Wed 1 LONDON Cadogan Corridor
Thu 2 BRISTOL St Georges
Fri 3 MANCHESTER Stoller Corridor
Sat 4 GATESHEAD Sage
Solar 5 LEEDS Howard Meeting Room
Wed 8 EDINBURGH Queens Corridor
Thu 9 BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex
Fri 10 COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre
Sat 11 CANTERBURY Gulbenkian
Solar 12 SOUTHAMPTON Turner Sims Live performance Corridor