Graham Riley delivers a dazzling debut EP, ‘If I Knew There Was Heaven’

LA singer-songwriter, and artist Graham Riley released his highly-anticipated EP, If I Knew There Was Heaven, on March 29, 2024. This EP marks a significant milestone in Riley’s career, showcasing his evolution as a musician and his ability to seamlessly blend elements of left-field indie pop, R&B, and traditional soul ballads. Riley’s music is characterized by soulful lyrics and dynamic vocal performances. His track Star was featured in the 2022 Amazon Prime film Master, starring Regina Hall, while Front Porch’, released in 2023, garnered widespread acclaim and secured placements on popular Spotify playlists.

At just twenty-two years old, Riley has already made waves in the music industry, having signed a publishing deal with Jay-Z’s renowned multimedia label, Roc Nation, in 2020. Since then, he has collaborated with some of the industry’s most exciting producers, including Max Toth, J. LBS, Omar Edwards, Max Beck, Anwar Sawyer, Ben Coleman, Ryan Baer, and Jonah Abraham, to cultivate a unique sound that resonates with audiences worldwide. Graham Riley has surrounded himself with talented people in the industry, working with Max Beck (If I Knew There Was Heaven, Front Porch, DKB, 4530), Ryan Baer (If I Knew There Was Heaven, 4530, Another Lover), Omar Edwards (If I Knew There Was Heaven) and Jasper Richards (Defensive) on the EP.

‘If I Knew There Was Heaven’ offers a captivating blend of genres and heartfelt storytelling, the EP promises to resonate with audiences far and wide. Each of the six tracks was carefully selected to create a cohesive and intentional body of work, reflecting Graham Riley’s personal journey through late adolescence into young adulthood. The EP delves into themes of loss, love, and self-discovery, offering listeners an introspective and emotionally resonant musical experience.

Commenting on the EP, Riley shared: “If I Knew There Was Heaven is about my turbulent navigation through late adolescence into young adulthood. Most of these songs were born out of loss; lost lovers, lost friends, the loss of time, etc. Accepting loss has always been quite difficult for me.”

Upcoming Shows:

April 5th – The Workshop (Wesleyan University, CT)

 April 27th – Alphaville (Brooklyn, NY)

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