R&B artist and singer George Riley Unveils a Brand New Brilliant and Powerful Single ‘power’ featured along with an official video
Fusing diverse sonics with her own unmistakable tone, she has woven subtle narratives from underrepresented cultures throughout her output; steadily building an essential discography with a multitude of essential messages. Today, George Riley adds a chapter to that collection, with a brand new, jungle infused single, “power”.
The new single was produced by regular collaborator Oliver Palfreyman, ‘power’ fuses the typically confrontational sound of jungle with traditional neo-soul tones. The song starts as a beautifully chiming R&B track, before the song’s jazz-inflected drum breaks chop further and ramp up the intensity, finding George floating over the track in a way reminiscent of classic works from seminal artists such as Goldie. Exploring themes of self-respect and self-sufficiency, George expels her own need to be desired or validated by mankind; leaving her to set her own goals, unbothered by any outside influences or distractions.
Featured along with the release, the track’s video takes this “rise and grind” attitude up a notch, with George playing a fame-hungry influencer, consumed by her own self-obsession and insistence on “making it”. The visual, directed by London-based polymath Joviale, leads Riley to be completely enveloped by her own ego – transforming into a physical manifestation of her own personal demons in a surreal, darkly-hued atmosphere.
George Riley announces her debut project. Titled Interest Rates, a tape and due for release on 24th June, the project explores the outer reaches of each facet of her sound across its 10 tracks – presenting work that feels classic, without ever compromising Riley’s insatiable desire for experimentalism. A true consolidation of her fruitful partnership with Oliver Palfreyman, the tape shines a spotlight on their unique working energy alongside collaborations with Lex Amor and Joe Armon Jones.
Still in the early stages of her career, George Riley’s catalogue is progressively growing more diverse; each release providing a thrilling change of pace from an artist who embodies true futurism with every single note.