song written for Moriku
commissioned in partnership with Berklee College of Music’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship and Mercy Beyond Borders
AL Riordan is a singer-songwriter from the beaches of Newcastle, Australia. With roots in classical vocal training, her music pushes the boundaries of traditional contemporary songwriting and embodies the experimental nature of Electronic-Pop music.
Praised as “something different”, her voice and music lie comfortably with the likeness of Imogen Heap, Kimbra and Bon Iver on the edges of contemporary popular music. With a heavy focus on using vocal sampling in production, her songs quite literally embody her, by using her own effortless vocals and honesty in her lyrics.
With melodies that get stuck in your head, production that dances the line between natural and experimental and a voice like none other, AL Riordan is something new.
Studying at Berklee College of Music, she is back in Boston, United States, after living in Valencia, Spain for the first half of the year. AL is currently working on her original material with plans for an E.P. being released early next year and is participating in numerous projects with fellow musicians.