Heart Happy Alt Folk from Perth. - Riley Pearce: Bottle It Up (feat Greta Stanley)
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posted 26 Aug 2021 by Krister Axel
Captures the joy and effortlessness of early attraction with alternating lead vocals, a bouncy acoustic guitar, and a lyrical theme that puts trust and communication at the center of a burgeoning romance.

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Perth-based alt-folk artist Riley Pearce delivers new single "Bottle It Up," with a sizzling guest vocal performance from Greta Stanley. The two have also announced a co-headlining Australian tour, starting August 21st in Sydney and ending September 4th in Busselton.

Riley’s honest and approachable style of songwriting has resonated both in Australia and overseas, with more than 60 million streams to date. He often writes about his love-hate relationship with nostalgia, expanding on the ever-present human need for connection with equal parts introspection and appreciation for life and companionship. After a long lockdown in Melbourne, Riley moved back to his hometown of Perth with his long-term girlfriend and their new puppy. His latest EP "Love and All That Stuff" moves in a new direction for Riley, as he steps out of his comfort zone to showcase a different style — with an endearing collection of love songs. "Bottle It Up" captures the joy and effortlessness of early attraction with alternating lead vocals from Greta Stanley, a bouncy acoustic guitar, and a lyrical theme that puts trust and communication at the center of a burgeoning romance. Each detail resonates with heart-happy determinism as we rejoice in the arbitrary perfection of every little thing.

Do I wake her up?
With her head on my shoulder at the back of that bus
I want to bottle it up

She got work at the flower shop
There goes every gift idea I got
I bet this happens a lot
No, she don’t need much of that in my life

This song is about having an understated love that doesn’t need to be showy, performative or over the top but is shown in small little actions that indicate you’re thinking about each other and enjoying each other’s presence. — Riley Pearce

As a touring artist Riley has sold out headline shows around the world and supported the likes of Lord Huron, Tash Sultana, Lifehouse, The Paper Kites and Lucy Rose.

Greta Stanley took the world by storm with her debut full-length release "Full Grown," a delicious blend of infectious folk pop with elements of indie rock. She is known for her remarkable voice, emotional honesty, and an ability to translate difficult subject matter into intricate pop fare.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist