Track: Graham Riley Captures 90s Vibes on New Single ‘Lucid’

Graham Riley shares the buoyant and infectious new single ‘Lucid’.

Capturing a nostalgic 90’s flair akin in the soundscape to the likes of Royksopp and Everything But The Girl, the tracks blend of lo-fi electronic and acoustic guitar creates a sparkling, early Gorillaz-esque soundscape when bought together with the catchy lead vocals.

Inspired by a pivotal moment during a vacation in Mexico, where he and his ex-girlfriend attempted to quit smoking, the track encapsulates the dichotomy between mental clarity and physical distress. Riley’s poignant lyrics, coupled with Max Beck’s production create a dynamic musical landscape that effortlessly captures the turmoil of battling internal contradictions whilst also delivering a captivating and commercially viable soundscape.

At just twenty-two years old, Riley’s musical evolution is a testament to his prodigious talent and unwavering dedication to his craft. From his early beginnings under the guidance of Margie Balter to his appearances on esteemed platforms like the Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Oprah Winfrey Show, Riley’s musical journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. Continuing to grow as an artist, ‘Lucid’ is another fine example of how his music packs relatability, ear-worm melodies but also emotional and musical depth.

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