Richard Stirton Drops Emotional Comeback Single ‘Defeated’

The Voice South Africa winner, Richard Stirton, proved he was a star within the making on the hit actuality present and delivered an unimaginable debut album, titled ‘Middle Ground’, shortly after profitable the present. Nonetheless, over the previous few months, the star has been somewhat quiet as he has been engaged on a brand-new set of songs for his upcoming EP ‘Naked’. Now, Richard has dropped the venture’s lead single ‘Defeated’ – and it’s the right lead single.

On ‘Naked’, Richard revealed that he shall be exhibiting followers a uncooked and actual aspect of him so, naturally, ‘Defeated’ hits one proper within the feels. For the tune, Richard revisits a break-up and pours his coronary heart and soul into the lyrical content material of the tune. The one, nonetheless, takes an up-tempo method sonically as an alternative of the predictable ballad method.

“The idea [behind the song] came from being in a relationship where things were no longer working and you’re no longer together. When you are hurting and broken but the other person is fine. You’re not over it but they seem to be,” Richard tells us. “The verses are nostalgic and reflective on times past, illustrating the idea that you’re not wanting to give up on the relationship. The vibe of the song is happy and feel good with a bit of edge. We wanted it to be a serious narrative with a feel good, happy uplifting feel. Because in those situations most people resort to partying and time with their friends to lift them up and get them through those difficult times.”

Richard tapped the boys from Straightforward Freak so as to add their very own aptitude to the manufacturing aspect of the tune which is each one thing contemporary from Richard and radio-friendly sufficient to turn into successful. “[Easy Freak] really helped lay the foundation of the production and feel of the track. They’re incredibly talented guys and great human beings,” Richard says. “We knew we wanted it to be feel good and make people move, we also wanted the production to be dirty in parts to make it a little edgier than a generic pop track. I then went back to Cape Town and worked with Michael-Wilson Trollip, who’s been producing the entire EP, to revise the production slightly and make it warmer and more organic to match the overriding theme of the EP. I think we have succeeded in finding that balance.”

‘Defeated’ is now accessible on all main digital music platforms.

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