Following the first leg of a sold-out European tour which included a sold-out date in London at Union Chapel, RIOPY – the self-taught Franco-British pianist/composer with nearly half a billion streams to his name and an album which has been at the top of the US Billboard charts for nearly two years – is releasing [extended] Bliss on 26th August.
[Extended] Bliss will feature three brand-new singles including the recently released, First Waltz and Human Compassion, which expresses the optimism and hope only someone who has experienced a harrowing life can.
The pianist – whose fortunes changed when he was given a Steinway piano by Coldplay’s Chris Martin – has channeled a troubled past into his music, which serves as a source for positivity, mindfuless and solace to millions around the world. He is also noted for creating powerful and expressive music for brands (IKEA, Mercedes, Peugeot, Armani and Samsung) and film trailers (The Danish Girl, My Turner, The Shape of Water and The Sense of an Ending), as well as documentaries for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.
His last album, Tree of Life has remained in the top 10 of the Billboard charts for more than 90 weeks and took the top spot in January 2022. This Sunday will also see RIOPY perform a special concert outside Le Louvre. Watch RIOPY HERE.
RIOPY’s story is extraordinary.
Talking about his forthcoming album [extended] Bliss. “It’s all about feeling for me. This record is very important for me because ‘bliss’ is what I wanted to share. Music can heal. The purity of the piano, along with my own tuning, are designed to bring us to that state. Music can’t cure everything, but for what’s going on now, it can certainly help with our mental condition.”