Melbourne-based Rya Park has released a new song ‘Generational’ as well as an accompanying video. Park, who was born in the UK and raised in Singapore released her first single, ‘Billy’ in 2017.
Park has a cited a wide range of influences on her music including Alanis Morrisette, Arctic Monkeys and King Princess.
The new track is a follow up to ‘NYE’ which was released late last year. ‘NYE’ was quickly placed on the Spotify Editorial playlists New Music Friday, Fresh Finds, Pop N Fresh, as well as Pop Fresh Finds.
Despite its bubbly, driving beat ‘NYE’ addresses the darker issue of ghosting that Park was subjected to after meeting someone on New Year’s Eve. The King Princess influence is very evident on ‘NYE’.
‘Generational’ is proving that Park’s success with ‘NYE’ was not a flash in the pan, as the new track has already received Spotify playlist spots on Fresh Finds and is being played on both Triple J and Double J. ‘Generational’ is a slow burner with an addictive, anthemic chorus. The witty lyrics make reference to “cigarettes and shithouse parties” and “drinking all night long” making the song very relatable to its audience. The bridge is delivered acoustically and this serves as an interesting contrast. ‘Generational’s’ combination of insightful lyrics and banging beats means that it is super danceable.
Park has announced that ‘Generational’ will be followed up by an EP later this year.
If you would like to catch Rya you better be quick because she is appearing at the Leadbeater Hotel (Richmond, VIC) on 24 March. Tickets are available here.