Having been making music for seven years now and still only being 20 years old, artist and songwriter Rienne re-emerges this season with a clearly honed, professional yet still romantically youthful style and sound.
Leading with strength of song-writing, bringing together hypnotic melodies and lyrical honesty, even vulnerability, Try Again is a decidedly open and endearing new single, which connects for its purity of concept and the simple indie/shoegaze set-up of the music.
Featuring accessible vocals and a surprisingly heavy, relentlessly pulsating bass-line, Try Again accompanies Rienne’s repertoire well in talking fearlessly about depression and being part of the LGBTQ+ community. In this case, the song has a certain poetic vagueness, which allows it to feel like an exploration of thought and feeling relevant to any and all listeners; particularly those who find themselves up all night contemplating the world and their own complex relationships.
Great guitar work, a simple and spacious composition in general, with indie roots and a freely meandering vocal that feels genuine yet also well-informed in terms of what proves hypnotic and memorable melodically.