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Riopy releases new album ‘Thrive’

RIOPY embarks upon a fresh chapter in his career with the release of his new album ‘THRIVE’,

The French-British pianist/composer RIOPY is already a leading light within the modern classical world, having achieved over 670 million streams to date and topped the Billboard Classical Chart with previous album ‘Tree of Light’ – a set which spent 132 weeks in the Top 10. His renown spread to new audiences when Lana Del Rey adapted his composition ‘Flo’ to become a key element of her song ‘Grandfather please stand on the shoulders of my father while he’s deep-sea fishing’, which features on her recent #1 album ‘Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd’.
It’s the perfect context for RIOPY to embark upon a fresh chapter in his career with today’s release of his new album ‘THRIVE’, which is out now.

‘THRIVE’ represents RIOPY’s first album to include strings alongside his evocative piano, a process that imbues his sound with richer, emotionally engaging sonic textures. The album blends brand new piano compositions alongside RIOPY’s takes on timeless music which has most inspired him, including works by Satie, Pachelbel, Beethoven, Fauré, Debussy and Chopin. He has transformed their much-loved melodies into cinematic scores of his own, and composed lush arrangements for string orchestra. Conceptually, the album represents the inner strength that pushes us to fight in moments of doubt or sorrow.
RIOPY says, “One day, I was playing Satie’s famous Gymnopédie and kept expanding it and from that little seed, THRIVE was born. In taking inspiration from the greatest classical composers, I wanted to show how I interpret and shape their music in my mind. The piano has always helped me find this momentum, this inner strength, and composing for strings has opened up new horizons for me. The reinterpreted melodies on this album are a metaphor to show that everything can evolve.”
In addition, tickets for RIOPY’s London headline concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on November 18th have just gone on sale HERE. The show is part of this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival. The performance follows RIOPY’s recent 10-date UKtour, which included a London show at Cadogan Hall. The tour also allowed RIOPY to provide tickets to Restore The Music UK, a charitable organisation that he is an official ambassador for, who seek to fund music education in high socio-economic deprivation schools across the nation. Please see HERE for a full list of all of his upcoming shows.