An introspective singer-songwriter, Riley Pearce often writes about his difficulty coping with change and his love-hate relationship with nostalgia. With family spread across the globe and his own stretches of living in a number of different cities, Riley’s lyrics reflect that all too human need for connection. His honest songwriting, and relatable storytelling has resonated both in Australia and overseas, with over 60 million streams to date. An in-demand live touring artist, Riley has sold out headline shows around the world and supported the likes ofThe Paper Kites, Lord Huron, Tash Sultana, Lifehouse and Lucy Rose.
After a long lockdown in Melbourne, Riley moved back to his hometown of Perth in 2021. He immediately began writing an album, with the first taste coming this October courtesy of ‘8 Hour Drive’.
“I toured with Garrett Kato in 2019 and the shows were a mixed bag of being amazing and truly inspiring and leaving us questioning why we played in that town. I was writing postcards back home to my fiancé and trying to 'take her with me' as much as I could. Looking back on it now in a post pandemic world, it really has changed how I view that trip,” says Riley.
“It was such an amazing opportunity that I didn’t fully appreciate at the time now that I’m missing travel and shows. It’s so incredible driving in Europe and all the different cultures you witness. 8 Hour Drive is all about this trip and reflecting back on it in a new light."
Lemon Tree Music (WW)
Regan Lethbridge & David Morgan
Four Tone Artists (AUS / NZ)
Free Trade Agency (UK / EUR)
LICENSING & SYNC ENQUIRIES
Brash Tracks (WW)
Comes With Fries (AUS / NZ)
Nettwerk Music Group (WW)