Rya Park is a newcomer of sorts in the indie pop music world, but there’s a reason her voice sounds familiar to you. The talented muso also fronts Melbourne’s Tempus Sun and provided guest vocals on FORD’s high rotation single ‘Oblivion’. Now, she’s stepping out solo, with debut single and video ‘Billy’.
Paced at a steady beat and anchored by a menacing bass, Park delivers a soulful vocal, lamenting of a love lost to a nemesis – metaphorical or otherwise – known as Billy. “When I wrote ‘Billy’ I just remember thinking that I needed all the answers,” Park tells Music Feeds. “The song depicts my deepest and darkest thoughts at the time and I needed to ask those questions in order to move forward. The instrumentation in the song is intentionally minimal, leaving the lyrics bare and the mood eery.”
The sultry track is accompanied by a moody and beautifully stylised video, created with director Dan Howe. “We really wanted to generate a mood more than anything and capture the drama of the song,” says Park. “It’s a dark and direct reflection on a personal experience.”
Rya Park will take Billy and songs from her soon-to-be-released EP to shows in Sydney and Melbourne this November. Details below.
Rya Park ‘Billy’ Shows
Saturday, 4th Nov
Oxford Arts Factory Gallery, Sydney (18+)
Thursday, 9th November
The Evelyn, Melbourne (18+)