Listen to 'Poppy', the stunning debut from Queer-pop artist Ris | New Music - Music Crowns

Listen to ‘Poppy’, the stunning debut from Queer-pop artist Ris

London-based artist Ris sets pride aside on his synth-drenched debut single.

‘Poppy’ sees the rising queer-pop artist facing past dating mistakes against an intense backdrop of swelling synths and brooding basslines. Listen to it below.

It’s a promising listen from the newcomer, who already demonstrates a steadfast dedication to frankly personal lyricism delivered with quivering, intimate vocals like a gut punch.

Detailing the inspiration behind his debut, the Bulgarian-born singer said: “Growing up queer in Eastern Europe was hard, so to stay safe, I’d shy away from being too vulnerable with people.

I approached dating with a similar mindset, until I fell in love with a boy who was really in tune with his emotions and helped me get more comfortable with showing mine. ‘Poppy’ is essentially about how badly I wanted to save the relationship after it broke down.

This is no doubt a tantalising look at what’s to come from the talented singer-songwriter, and with a slew of new releases in the works for 2019, he’s certainly one to keep an eye on.

Madeleine Dunne

While studying multimedia journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, Madeleine began writing for several publications including Transistor, Vegan Connections, and GigSlutz. In 2018, she became the music editor for Vegan Connections before joining the Music Crowns team as a staff writer and digital assistant. @kohlgrrl

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