tisdag 6 december 2022

Musikminne från Rikki

Rikki från New Jersey släppte nu i början av december den drömska singeln Past loves. Det är den fjärde singeln i ordningen och debutalbumet väntas släppas nästa år. Det handlar om finfin pop där texterna saknar onödiga filter och behandlar kärlek, sex och relationer. Idag gästar Rikki bloggen för att dela med sig av ett musikminne!

I grew up singing in synagogue in a language I didn’t understand, surrounded by old people and grocery store baked goods. I remember closing my eyes and getting completely engulfed by the sound of everyone’s voices while trying to find my own. When I was 12, my bat mitzvah was my first live performance. I remember being excited but also feeling a little too small for the weight and depth of the text I was singing. It carried a message I would grow into later, and live by: “Lech Lecha: Go forth for yourself.”

A favorite music memory to look back on is seeing HAIM live at Governor's Ball in 2016. For the first time, I was watching a band of Jewish women, sisters (!), rocking out harder than I’d ever seen before. They were having the time of their lives, each sister in their own way, and their joy was contagious. During the pandemic, they hosted a zoom class to teach the choreography to their song “I Know Alone.” I was there, dancing with their fans during the darkest of times. To me, music is about freeing your feelings. Whether you’re listening or performing, experiencing music is a release. And I’m so excited to be releasing mine now.

/ Rikki

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