Five Questions With Rykka

Photo Credit: Lynol Lui

Canadian-Swiss alt pop artist, Rykka is about to release her new LP, Beatitudes via Cordova Bay Records on November 4, and also has a series of tour dates to go along with the release. We had the chance to conduct a Five Questions With segment with her, enjoy!

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

I’m Rykka, Swiss Canadian musician songwriter and interpretive dance artist.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style

My music is always evolving. I started in jazz school making jazz music. Then I quit school and dumped my guitar player boyfriend and started playing guitar for myself. That’s when I started making folk music. After that I got angsty from playing so many solo shows in loud bars that I turned to Rock music. Now I’m more chill and remembering my first live show: seeing the Spice Girls live at GM place in Vancouver. I made a pop record. To gather the songs for this record I wrote and co-write 100 songs and we chose 10 of them. It drive me nuts.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

We have a tour coming up across Canada and Switzerland my two countries of origin 🙂 I have an amazing band, most of the time they’re playing more than one instrument at once, add a mini trampoline and that’s us.

Canadian Tour Dates:
November 2 – Montreal, QB – L’Escogriffe Bar Spectacle
November 4 – Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox
November 5 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
November 10 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
November 11 – Nanaimo, BC – The Queens
November 12 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

My favorite song on the new record is called Ghosting. It’s about leaving a great party to be with someone all alone.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

Rococode, Kaylee Johnston, Alexandria Malliot, Claire Mortifee, Lindsay Ferguson…My friends really inspire me.

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