For Immediate Release
NEW SINGLE ‘She Can Defy Gravity’ released 16 Oct 2021.
Wash Rinse Repeat Productions is proud to announce the release of a new single ‘She Can Defy Gravity’ by Dandenong Ranges Singer-Songwriter Riley Jordan. It will be launched on all digital platforms on October 16th 2021, marking the anniversary of the birth of Nancy Bird Walton, one of Riley’s role models in life. Nancy was an courageous pilot who barnstormed around the Aussie out back in the 1930s and went on to have a career in aviation.
“It would have taken deep conviction and a bloody thick skin to do what she did at that time.” Riley Jordan reflects. “It was people like Nancy that showed me the way forward when I needed to grow.”
She Can Defy Gravity’s deeper meaning grew out of Riley’s experience of growing up in central Victoria in the 1970s. “There was a big emphasis on cooking and cleaning as the fundamental duties of my life. My mother spoke in recipes.”
So Riley moved to the city at eighteen years of age to pursue a life in music. She looked to adventurous women who had gone before her, for a roadmap to an interesting life. She explains “I’ve had to look outside of my family for role models. You see my mother had a beautiful heart but she suffered a life that was distressingly contained. I swore my life would be more.” She goes on. “There are two qualities that I admire about the woman in this song. Firstly; she defines herself – in every way. And secondly; the only house she’s cleaning is in her damn suitcase.”
There are many role models who have inspired Riley to break free but not many in music. “I started writing, arranging and recording pretty early on and if there were women who did this, I didn’t know about them.” She explains. “Nancy Bird Walton wasn’t a musician but she was fearless and I needed to see and know that in order to follow in my own way.”
‘She Can Defy Gravity’ was recorded in the Blue Room at Riley’s cottage in the Dandenong ranges. Riley has written and recorded the song. Guitarist Gary Young provides soaring feature guitar highlighted with an atmospheric solo.
About Riley Jordan: Contemporary artist in an earthy lush style, Riley Jordan has honed her skills as a producer, songwriter and performer with a deep dedication and respect for her craft. Starting in the late 1980’s, she produced and arranged her own music at a time when it was still rare for a woman to be doing so. She continues to produce her own and other works to this day, including her latests single ‘She Can defy Gravity’ to be released on 16th October 2021. Riley lives with her partner and two cats in a cottage in the The Dandenong Ranges, just east of Melbourne, Australia.
Contact: Riley Jordan
Mob 0403 198 539
‘She Can Defy Gravity’ single cover art. 2mb. 1500px x 1500px.
Riley Jordan sitting in her Dandenong Ranges garden. 1.8mb. 1500px x 844px
Riley Jordan standing in her Dandenong Ranges garden here. 3mb. 1500px x 1377px
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