Riz La Vie
The soul-baring RIZ LA VIE, a singer and songwriter originally from New Jersey and based in New York, has a vocal approach that ranges from a consoling croon to a fervent howl. His artful, grainy, and occasionally bluesy hybrid of R&B, hip-hop, and pop was first showcased throughout 2017. During that year, he independently issued Found. and Keep., both of which are five-track digital EPs. These releases led to the comparatively lighthearted 2018 single “Napkins,” which has quickly eclipsed 12 million plays on streaming services. The latest project from Riz released June 2019, Breathe., is right on target with his sky-high potential.