Surrey, BC-based pop artist, Richard recently released his single, “Proud”, an anthemic tribute of appreciation to the strong women who surround him in life.
“Writing this song was a way to show my love and appreciation to strong, hard working women in my life,” Richard explains. “It’s a crazy time in the world right now. I feel like this song has come to mean so much more not only to myself but others. I’m excited to share this with the world. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.”
The single preludes Richard’s upcoming debut album, Richard, which was co-written and recorded between Vancouver and L.A. alongside veteran songwriters Brian Howes, JVP, and Ryan Stewart.
Check out the lyric video for “Proud” below and find out more about Richard via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Richard, and I’m an up and coming pop act based out of Vancouver B.C.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Well, I like to think of myself as a composer first and a writer second. when I’m writing I’ll try and incorporate two hooks to a song.. first the lyrics, then a funky Bassline or synth lead.
For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
My performance on the other hand is always high energy, fun, and a show to get lost in. We’re all out to have a good time, so my goal is to give each and every person in the venue something memorable.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
I feel like my latest single “Proud” speaks true to who I am and what I believe in. With that said I’ve got a whole bunch of songs ready to release so you’ll have to stay tuned for more!
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
I’m a geek for Peach Pit, Rush, and many others. Right now Johnny Orlando’s new single “See You” is definitely a favourite.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.