- Jennifer Janz
RIC LAURANCE - PLAYER
Sydney-based music artist Ric Laurance has been steadily establishing himself as a music force to watch, releasing a series of knock-out singles since 2018 as well as writing and producing for a number of local and international artists.
The Perth-born rising music star has just dropped his latest single, Player. The new track incorporates R&B, pop, electro and a touch of funk to create a smooth and enticing contemporary hit.
Ric is the quintessential all-arounder, a singer-songwriter, producer, sound engineer and entrepreneur. As he says about his new release, ‘Player was written and produced as a tribute to the 1920s. The song alludes to the era’s class, elegance, and style with a modern twist.
The music video was influenced by the Mafia, prohibition, and illegal diamond gambling trade, rampant during that time.’ Ric has been releasing a slew of successful singles since 2018, fine-tuning his production style and establishing his name as a songwriter. When asked about his influences, Ric refers to two giants of the pop world.
‘Dr Dre and Timbaland were (and still are) my early influences. I remember listening carefully to how they produced their records, and as a music producer I figured out that they have their own sonic signature sound, which helped me find my own signature sound.’
‘‘ Ric is the quintessential all-arounder, a singer-songwriter, producer, sound engineer and entrepreneur.
Ric’s music represents more than just a desire to write and produce great R&B pop tracks. ‘I worked hard when I left school in year eleven, working multiple jobs and always putting my money towards better equipment and programs.
I enrolled into university when I was twenty-one as a mature age student to further my knowledge and capabilities to be able to complete entire song concepts. One of my all-time dreams is to create a music facility where young troubled kids have a place to go to record music.’
The sure-fire success of Player will undoubtedly help Ric realise his dreams and enhance his profile on the local and global music scene.
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