Riaan Pretorius - Tell Me How - Stereo Stickman

Riaan Pretorius Tell Me How


Riaan Pretorius blends softly soulful, seductively raspy vocals with a blissful acoustic presentation on this latest single release.

Fusing the simple and raw rhythm of cahon with delicate acoustic guitar finger-picking and those quickly engaging, expressive vocals, Tell Me How tells a deeply personal story of heartache and regret.

Featuring alternating vocals from Riaan and Julian Manuel, the single reaches out to connect with a significant other in a pure and beautiful way. The verses lead with a mellow, melancholic pace and mood, detailing the story-line, showcasing vocal vulnerability and intimacy. Then the hook resolves and satisfies with its rise up to brightness, optimism – a search for the answer.

From a songwriting perspective, this arrangement is precisely what works in pop. The acoustic ballad format is even quite nostalgic at this time, but the crisp, clean presentation of the recording allows a sense of newness to emerge. The production is so well done that you get the benefit of volume, headphones-on escapism, alongside the genuine live sound, which helps keep everything right there in the room with you.

Undoubtedly an artist with passion and talent combined, plus a beautifully addictive vocal tone.

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Rebecca Cullen

Founder & Editor

Founder, Editor, Musician & MA Songwriter

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