The single appears on the Australian noir-pop project’s forthcoming eponymous EP
Gabbi Coenen is the multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter behind noir-pop project RVBY MY DEAR.
On her forthcoming eponymous EP, due out on November 18th via Spirit House Records, Coenen shares a story of love, loss and self-discovery through five dream-pop-tinged tracks on her self-titled EP.
Produced by Andrew Lappin [L’Rain, Chromeo, Big Red Machine] and featuring Jorge Balbi [Sharon Van Etten] on drums, the EP’s existential lyricism sets it apart from any traditional collection of pop songs, pulling you in with its emotional soundscape, intricate beats and thoughtful textures. A captivating listen from start to finish, the RVBY MY DEAR EP rewards careful listening.
And Rock & Roll Globe is proud to premiere one of those five tracks, “Over It,” today on the site. It’s a song about the dangers of going back to an unhealthy relationship over a trip-hop beat akin to such mid-to-late 90s acts as Sneaker Pimps, Portishead and Morcheeba.
“’Over It’ was the first song I wrote for my new EP, while I was at a songwriter’s residency in Canada in 2019,” Coenen tells us of the song. “The initial spark came from a conversation I was having with another songwriter there – originally we were going to write a song together about dealing with mental health issues in a long-term relationship, but as we talked I realised I wanted to write about my own experience of being with someone who suffered severe mental health issues, and what it felt like to be on the opposite end of that. Once I finished this song, that theme ended up reappearing in the rest of the songs I wrote for the record over the course of the following year.
“Production-wise Andrew and I were very influenced by mid-late 90s pop, especially the song “The Power of Goodbye” from Madonna’s Ray of Light. I don’t hear much of that sound in modern pop these days, so I’m excited to bring it back.”
The video for “Over It,” meanwhile, was filmed in Twentynine Palms, CA, with some fellow Australians.
“I had so much fun shooting this video with fellow Aussies in L.A.,” she explains. “As much as this is a song about very adult themes, I feel like it connects to a lot the influences I’ve had since I was a child watching music videos on a Saturday morning, so it was great to have those reminders of home while on set.”
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VIDEO: RVBY MY DEAR “Over It”