When it comes to an emerging artist, the only thing more exciting than the drop of a new track is the drop of two. And, one artist that is clearly on a crusade to appease his fans is RICH, as he unveils his two-pack release “Somebody Else/Pull Apart the Pieces of My Heart”.
As music fanatics will know, “Somebody Else” is a track from the famed pop-rock back The 1975. And while it boasts painful lyrics, the original single emulates the triumphant production and electric sound synonymous with the band. But, ensuring his cover of the track is a display of his unique take on the pop genre, listeners can enjoy rudimentary instrumentation and the artist’s delicate and haunting vocals, which guide the heartbreak-fuelled lyrics.
And while it is clear that RICH has mastered the art of manipulating iconic tracks and putting his personal stamp on them, that it is not where his talents stop. Joining the cover on the two-piece project is an original single from the New York-based talent. Carrying on with the tone set by its accompanying track, “Pull Apart the Pieces of My Heart” serves up captivating silences and the sounds of RICH harmonising with himself. The song promises to enchant and invoke emotions as the raw sounds of the single hint towards the intense lived experiences that lay at its foundations.
“‘Pull Apart the Pieces of My Heart’ is a song about guilt – a feeling that I think a lot of members of the LGBTQ+ community who grew up in the church such as myself understand a little too intimately,” explains the artist when speaking on his original release.
Head below to listen to “Somebody Else/Pull Apart the Pieces of My Heart”…