27 Nov Songstress Riva Taylor reveals her Christmas single – An Acapella rendition of Silent Night
Riva Taylor has revealed her latest single, an acapella rendition of Silent Night and will be released on 26th November. The track is accompanied by a sample of this year’s top news headlines read by BBC/ITV presenter Yiolanda Koppall. Thus, creating a juxtaposing and imaginative interpretation of the famous Carol this Christmas.
Speaking about her latest track, Riva says: “Growing up, I loved the Simon and Garfunkel’s 1966 rendition of Silent Night, where a section of the 7’Oclock news was placed underneath their version of the Carol.
“I’ve waited for the right moment to re-create this concept in my own way. I felt this year was the year with so much news, change globally, and questions being raised about the future of our planet. We wonder what the new normal looks like as we continue to navigate life in the midst of a pandemic.
“The festive period and looking into a brand-new year has always felt like a moment for celebration as much as it has, a time for reflection. I hope the song leaves the listener feeling a sense of that, as well as happiness and hope that this time of year brings.”
To accompany the release, Riva will also package up Silent Night as an NFT (non-fungible token) “‘I’m fascinated by the evolution of this space. I held my album launch in the metaverse and have already released a few NFT’s in 2021 to accompany my releases, says Riva. “My prediction for 2022 is that we will see more artists exploring creative ways to interact with fans and sell their music through platforms such as Opensea.”
20 years of Riva Taylor
Riva has been performing and entertaining audiences globally since making her stage debut in 2001 at a Farm Aid benefit gala at the Royal Albert Hall and garnered praise from HRH Prince Charles.
She went on to perform at proms and celebrity events, flew to the US to be interviewed by Usher. And sang alongside Michael Ball at the 2006 FA Cup Final to more recently performing at the BST festival Hyde Park supporting Barbra Streisand and earning fans in Sir Elton John and Pete Tong. Her latest album TWH.2, released in May, has been streamed over a million times.