Liverpool-based Ria Hanley is set to release her new country pop anthem, ‘Bite Back’ on 14th April. This is her second single ahead of the release of her debut EP.
Having started her music career by singing soul music at the age of 10 and writing her first song age 12, this up and coming artist has experimented with many genres before settling down into her new-found sound. Inspired by an eclectic mix of bands and artists including, Blondie, Fleetwood Mac, Emeli Sande and Maren Morris. These women in music have all developed her vocal tone and music sound. Hanley classes herself as a wordsmith, comprehending her emotions with metaphors that provoke imagery for the listener. Writing words that create an art gallery for the mind.
‘Bite Back’ was written about living in the moment and feeling carefree. Encapsulating the feeling of dancing the night away when surrounded by good company- sometimes the answer really is putting your “dancing boots” on. Realising what you are capable of after being held back and refusing to let it anyone dull your shine. The song itself has an aura of nostalgia, Hanley wanted to encapsulate the fun of being young and free. With driving drums, melodic guitar and catchy lyrical hooks, ‘Bite Back’ will be stuck in your head for weeks after the first listen.