The music of folk-pop vocalist Rhianna Larocque recalls the
strolling gait of Dido and the reflective themes analogous
to Ani Difranco's songs evidenced in lyrics like, "Is
it easy for you to walk away like you do / leave me alone / I don't
think I'll ever know" from "Ever Know" on Larocque's
new EP, Hotel Songs. Like the title of the album suggests these
are songs that could be made while spending alone time in a hotel
room. Produced by Marco Delmar (the producer of her debut recording,
The Only Thing I Can Do), Hotel Songs is loaded with
personal reflections and relatable sentimentality.
The drifting riffs of "I Care For You" have a contemplative
vibe as her ruminations turn romantic, "I don't care for dark
clouds / In the middle of June / But I care for you / When there's
nothing left to say / I care for you / In my darkest of days."
The thumping beats of "Anyway Anyhow" are glossed in comfy
guitar strums and slight indentations in the vocals. Whereas "Hotel"
has a country-folk hue with acoustics that flex and retract alternately
as the lounging pulse of "Just For Awhile" bends to Larocque's
Rhianna Larocque's music is corniced in folk-pop trimmings and spawned
from introspective musings. Influenced by The Spice Girls,
Larocque's songs are based in comfy acoustics and made to affect the
spirit to look inward to find the path to fulfillment.
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