13 SEPTEMBER 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, budding artist Riovaz releases his dazzling new single “the Rake (can’t complain),” via Darkroom/Geffen Records/Universal Music Canada. Featuring angsty, intimate lyrics and rapid-fire percussion changes, the new track finds the rising singer/songwriter at his most organic and free-flowing. The addictive banger is sure to ignite the dance floor on his upcoming tour, Riorave: Disturb the Norm II Tour. See all the dates below.
“Changes in my life, I blame on you,” Riovaz begins the song over organ chords, before a frenetic house-inspired beat kicks in. “I can’t complain, girl. It feels better now.” Fraught with difficult emotions and propulsive beats, the untamable track clearly has a lot on its mind. Anticipation for the track has been growing in recent weeks with a snippet — or “sound” — being in the top 1% of video growth across TikTok. It continues his success on the platform where he has racked up nearly 9 million views, 6.7K “creates,” and more than 1.3M likes.
“the Rake (can’t complain)” follows the moody “Waiting Alone,” which dropped this summer. He also recently began his fall tour, Riorave: Disturb the Norm II Tour, where he will treat fans to unique live takes on his viral sensations like “Tantrum (Pace Yourself),” the skaiwater-assisted “Hypnotized,” “U Neva,” “Can’t Keep Myself Intact,” and more.
It’s already been an exciting year for the up-and-comer. He kicked off his first headlining, sold out, RIORAVE tour and performed to wild crowds in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, and New York before finishing up in Chicago. He also went overseas for three additional shows and performed at Pharrell Williams’ Something In The Water.
Now, with “the Rake (can’t complain)” Rio is leveling up, delivering bold hooks along with his wonderfully unpredictable brand of production, which guarantees a wild ride.
RIORAVE II: DISTURB THE NORM TOUR DATES:
|Tuesday, September 12, 2023||Seattle, WA||Madame Lou’s|
|Thursday, September 13, 2023||Portland, OR||Holocene|
|Friday, September 15, 2023||San Francisco, CA||Rickshaw Stop|
|Saturday, September 16, 2023||Los Angeles, CA||The Roxy|
|Sunday, September 17, 2023||Santa Ana, CA||Constellation Room|
|Monday, September 20, 2023||Phoenix, AZ||The Rebel Lounge|
|Saturday, September 23, 2023||Austin, TX||Parish|
|Tuesday, September 26, 2023||Chicago, IL||Subterranean|
|Wednesday, September 27, 2023||Detroit, MI||The Pike Room|
|Thursday, September 28, 2023||Toronto, ON||The Velvet Underground|
|Tuesday, October 3, 2023||Washington, DC||Songbyrd|
|Wednesday, October 4, 2023||Cambridge, MA||Middle East Upstairs|
|Friday, October 6, 2023||Philadelphia, PA||The Foundry at The Fillmore|
|Saturday, October 7, 2023||New York, NY||Gramercy Theater|
|Sunday, October 8, 2023||New York, NY||Racket|
PRAISE FOR RIOVAZ:
“Instantly-catchy” – Our Generation
“cathartic dance perfection” – Ones To Watch
“natural talent for creating mind-blowing auditory experiences” – Ones To Watch
“irrepressible 18-year-old dance king” – Billboard
“You’d never know that he’s played fewer than 20 shows in his life. He has the onstage ease of a veteran, as if, like his childhood idol Michael Jackson, he was born to be there.” – Billboard
“Riovaz’s future will likely see him continue to have the world at his feet” – EUPHORIA
“immersive, relatable, and highly danceable music” – Dancing Astronaut
“Boundless in his craft and sound” – OFFICE Magazine