Ria Barkr - “Alpha She” EP photo

Ria Barkr releases a lovely music video for her new indie R&B single, entitled, “Monday”

Ria Barkr is a singer-songwriter from Bristol, Tennessee. Not too long ago, she released a lovely music video for her new indie R&B single, titled, “Monday.”

Ria Barkr – “Monday” music video

“One of my favorite singles on the EP is ‘Monday.’ It tells a story that encourages people to pursue their passion, even when it doesn’t feel possible. This song definitely lets the listener in on how I felt when I was working a job that didn’t align with my purpose. I hope it encourages others to keep hold of what they believe in and work towards it above all else.” – Ria Barkr explained

‘Monday’ contains an optimistic narrative, sultry flavors, and ear-pleasing vocals. The downtempo tune possesses thudding drums, piano keys, and bass-laden instrumentation flavored with a warm indie R&B vibration. Ria Barkr sings, “I pay the bills with a job I don’t like. Monday on my mind, always watching my clock.” The lyrics epitomize all that the song is about, which finds Ria making her way in the world while always keeping a focus on what she’s looking to achieve.

Furthermore, “Monday” is featured on Ria Barkr’s debut EP, entitled, “Alpha She.” The seven-track project contains a fresh collection of songs about empowering feminine masculinity and challenging society’s view of women.

Ria Barkr – “Alpha She” EP

Ria Barkr - “Alpha She” EP cover

Ria Barkr has an undeniable passion for creating music as deep as her roots. She’s a relative of the Carter family and the daughter of a singing prodigy who has worked with Whitney Houston, Mick Jagger, and Bob Marley.

Ria Barkr

Ria Barkr - “Alpha She” back cover

Ria Barkr spent her formative years listening to modern icons like Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, and Jennifer Hudson, all of whom have influenced her buttery-smooth vocals. No stranger to the stage, she’s also shared the stage with Emmy-winning Broadway stars and made it onto America’s Got Talent at just 14 years old.

But it was when Ria did a session with renowned jazz pianist, Jeff Franzel (Frank Sinatra, Josh Groban, The Temptations), that she was ready to begin singing about her own truth. In February 2020, Ria came to the UK to start working with UK producer, Jared Harding, and together, they recorded the ALPHA SHE EP during the global lockdown.

Ria Barkr – “Monday” single

Ria Barkr - “Monday” cover art

We recommend adding Ria Barkr’s “Monday” single to your favorite indie R&B playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, That’s All Folks! Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music and entertainment news. Always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E). Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter, purchase our merchandise, and become a Patron of Bong Mines Entertainment. Disclaimer: This post contains Apple Music affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking a link on this page, we will collect a small share of the sales. That little compensation will be used towards keeping this website up and running.

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