Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
If you’re the type of person who listens to music to feel something, then Riva Taylor and her latest single ‘Woman’ is the perfect formula for you. Guiding you through an emotional path of adolescence and adulthood, ebbing and flowing through every seam.
A subtle, spartan offering, its intensity is rendered through Riva’s blunt lyricism and her evocation of both empowerment and vulnerability. In her words, she terms ‘Woman’ a song of defiance and strength but also nods to the vulnerabilities that can be felt when navigating through womanhood.
With over 30,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, Riva Taylor has already well and truly established herself as a popular figure in the music industry. Praised by Elton John, ‘Woman’ is a release that will make up a section of her upcoming two part album.
The song acknowledges that sometimes we seek human support and safety through our journey to realising our own personal satisfactions and successes. It also acknowledges that sometimes life doesn’t work out as our childhood selves had planned, but those are things we can overcome together.