Aristokrat’s golden goose and newest signee, Ria Sean releases the highly anticipated EP Titled “Fluid”: a collection of six beautifully orchestrated songs aided in production by a cascade of talented producers ranging from rising producer Dehveen whose mad skills are visible on the hit track ‘Moneybag’; beatmaker and female producers Saszy, known for her intricate approach to the Afrofusion sound, made visible in the second EP track ‘Satisfy My Soul’, and Dunnie who combines all the elements to create an audio goldmine with ‘Underwater’.
Other ace producers who worked on the ‘Fluid’ project are sound engineer BigFootInYourFace, known for making his beats from the heart in ‘Minor Notes’ PD who laced the track ‘Pin Me Down’ with the most addictive of rhythms, and Devon whose mastery is visible on the last track of the EP, ‘Stamina’
The EP opens with the recently released hit single “Money Bag”, a mid-tempo Afrofusion track that finds the singer spinning empowering messages about her singular focus on the bag and as the E.P builds up, Ria Sean’s message becomes more unapologetic; unabashedly singing about many different themes which resonate well with today’s musical ambience. Armed to the teeth with bold proclamations that she’s known for, Ria is fierce about the type of artiste she is, putting her own unique spin on all her songs, never straying from delivering fierce relatable lyrics in her trademark sultry voice.
Over this flawlessly produced body of work, the talented singer employs a medley of airy keys, twinkling production and soul-stirring vocals as she reaffirms her focus in her life: squarely focused on her growth, goals and success. Ria Sean is without a doubt, a seasoned singer and songwriter with sounds that are a fusion of Afropop, R&B with Lo-Fi undertones and she gives us the full measure of this exquisite cocktail of sounds in ‘Fluid’. Mastered by- SynX for TMXO & CO, “Fluid”, a name suggested by Truce via a text on iMessage, is that body of work that speaks deep from the heart. To raise the production bar on this mellifluous compilation of sounds, gifted producer TMXO recalibrated a different version of all the songs on the EP that sound very different from what is being put out. Who knows, maybe someday we’ll be expecting a ‘Fluid’ remix tape.
The singing sensation who is extremely passionate about her works says: “I want people to listen to this EP and understand that it is okay to be the multiple version of yourself because that’s what makes us all special. Having different sides to you isn’t weird: it’s sexy, bold, and it’s beautiful and with the different sounds we’ve put together on this EP, I want you to hear my Fluidity, I want you to feel it, and I hope you find something that speaks to you”. Although she’s been making music long before finding her feet in the industry, the singer/songwriter is that breakout singing sensation who has worked relentlessly to carve a musical niche for herself in a difficult market and her recently signed deal with Aristokrat Records’ and Island Def Jam (Universal Music France), sets Ria up for greater musical heights and with the release of her debut EP ‘Fluid’, Ria Sean continues to show that she’s able to hold her own and whets appetites for what’s to come in future.
“FLUID” is out today and available on all digital streaming platforms
Listen & enjoy Ria Sean – “Fluid” EP below.