Richard

FRESH: ‘Proud’ – Richard

Richard is “Proud”

At just 20 years old, Surrey, BC artist Richard is making a bold introduction into Canada’s pop scene with the release of his new single “Proud”. An anthemic tribute of appreciation to the strong women who surround him in life, “Proud” is available for streaming everywhere today. “Writing this song was a way to show my love and appreciation to strong, hard working women in my life” Richard explains. “It’s a crazy time in the world right now. I feel like this song has come to mean so much more not only to myself but others. I’m excited to share this with the world. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do”.

The new single preludes Richard’s upcoming debut album, “Richard”, a stunning full-length debut which was co-written and recorded between Vancouver and L.A. alongside veteran songwriters Brian Howes, JVP, and Ryan Stewart. A 2019 recipient of the 25 Under 25 Award from the Surrey Board of Trade as well as a Surrey Arts & Business Award in the music category, Richard’s most recent achievements include, the 2018 Don Weldon Memorial Award at the Calgary Stampede, a Peninsula Arts Foundation Scholarship, plus stateside songwriter’s retreats and vocal camps, high-profile management with K Music Management, and countless competitions, video shoots, writing sessions and event hosting gigs.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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