Mourning EP – [RITTYBO]
There’s a crazy amount of talent coming out of the Bay Area right now, and, with the release of her Mourning EP, its time to add RITTYBO to the list. I tried to find one track to highlight, but the more I listened, the harder it became to pick just one. Gun to my head I’d probably go “In The End,” but I was really impressed by the entire effort, and, with a 15-minute runtime, it’s one you can press play and vibe out to in-full. The runtime may be short (especially in this day and age), but in no way does it feel empty. The production has a consistent feel, often driven by airy strings complimented by crisp drums and some heavy bass to give the songs some weight (shoutout to the engineer who mixed this to perfection). Vocally, RITTYBO’s approach smooth, understated approach is perfect for the production. She tackles the frustrations relationships can bring, without ever overexerting herself, creating an original, R&B-rooted style. The Mourning EP is now streaming on the platform of your choice. Don’t sleep!