Published on April 24th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor


RVBY MY DEAR Announces New Album “Waiting” Due Out May 17, 2019

Brooklyn-based Aussie, RVBY MY DEAR, has announced she will be releasing her debut full-length album, entitled Waiting this spring via Villainy Records. The record is set to be released May 17, 2019, and will include singles “Draw,” “10:17,” and more. Waiting is now available for pre-order at http://bit.ly/2Va4ed3.

“In 2015, I spent about 6 months waiting for a visa renewal which was fraught with complications, during which time a lot of the lyrical content of the record was written as little fragments that I combined with music later. The album title “Waiting” derives from the weeks and months I spent waiting for my life to begin again, as I wasn’t able to work or gig or do anything productive while the visa case was pending. It’s not a concept album, but a lot of the lyrics reference circles, cycles, mazes, repetition. I felt stuck between wanting to please collaborators/old band members and assert my own voice; and getting my life on track while waiting for permission by this huge force to do so,” shares Gabbi Coenen, a.k.a. RVBY MY DEAR.

RVBY MY DEAR has released a new single and video, “Try,” which comes off of the forthcoming 9-track album. It is also available across streaming services now: http://smarturl.it/RMDTRY.

Surrounding the track, Coenen says, “‘Try’ is a relationship song, though it’s not exactly coming from a loving place. It’s about wanting the person you’re with to essentially give a damn about themselves and the relationship, and feeling frustrated with bearing the weight of responsibility (something I think a lot of women could probably relate to).

“Musically, this was the first track that felt like a true collaboration between me and my producer Andrew Lappin – I’ve always felt too embarrassed to record something as blatantly catchy and ‘pop’ as this, so the process was nerve-wracking at first, but ultimately rewarding. The video was filmed in my hometown of Perth, Western Australia, directed by and starring award-winning director Hannah Pascoe (a high school buddy of mine) and up-and-coming young Indigenous actor Jarrod Draper. It’s like a widescreen, cinematic take on the morning after a raging party, as his mind slowly pieces together what happened the night before. It’s nostalgic for those moments in one’s early adulthood before real life hits, which are reflected in the last verse of the song ‘remember when it felt like we could do anything’.”

RVBY MY DEAR is the art-pop project of Gabbi Coenen, a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist originally from Perth, Western Australia, now based in Brooklyn NY. A formally trained pianist from the age of 4, Coenen formed RVBY MY DEAR as an outlet for her songwriting in late 2012, after moving to New York to attend The New School’s jazz voice program. The band’s previous EP and singles have been featured on and heralded by tastemakers such as Happy Mag, The Deli Magazine, The AU Review, IMPOSE, The Revue, and more.

RVBY MY DEAR’s sound is influenced by 90’s British acts such as Portishead and Massive Attack, the orchestral balladry of Bjork and Fiona Apple, as well as the modern beat-driven sounds of Daughter, Beach House, James Blake, and Radiohead. The band features lush synth and guitar harmonies, propulsive electronic-inspired beats, and Coenen’s floating moody vocals. Their songs often follow a gradual crescendo, navigating the typical verse/chorus pop structure in new ways, and span genres from calm introspective ballads to aggressive guitar-heavy breakbeats and hook-laden pop anthems. Coenen’s music explores the space between quiet melancholy and simmering rage, with a cinematic sheen.

Waiting is set to release May 17, 2019. For more information, please visit: https://www.rvbymydear.com/.

Waiting Tracklisting:

  1. 10:17
  2. Try
  3. Cycles
  4. Draw
  5. Firespot
  6. Remains
  7. Away From Here
  8. While You Were Sleeping
  9. Waiting

Upcoming Show(s):

  • May 23 – New York, NY @ Bowery Electric
  • June 20 – Baltimore, MD @ The Undercroft
  • July 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café (2nd Stage)
  • July 13 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland.Secret

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