Riley Pearce has gifted us with a stripped-back version of his 2020 single “Electricity” for Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’, a series in which artists perform from home following a year which has seen live shows become a rarity.
It goes without saying that Riley Pearce is the epitome of an unsung hero in the world of Australian music. Having been writing and recording tunes for many years, 2021 brings with it the fifth anniversary of Outside the Lines, a gorgeous record which brought with it the single “Brave”, and has since received close to 30 million well-deserved streams on Spotify.
Next month though, Pearce is set to unleash his latest EP, with Love and All that Stuff scheduled to arrive on March 19th. Over the last few months, fans have received a series of singles from the new EP, including the likes of “Electricity”, “All My Love”, and “Golden Retriever”, which arrived today.
In anticipation of the EP’s impending release, Pearce was kind enough to invite viewers into his home for an acoustic performance of “Electricity”. If we’re being pedantic, Pearce invites us into his home studio to let us know that he filmed his performance at his buddy Cedric’s place, due to him being in the middle of moving house at the time.
The result is a gorgeous, intimate rendition of the track, with natural light streaming through the window while Pearce – armed with only an acoustic guitar and his voice – cuts to the bone with his heartfelt, passionate lyrics.
Check out Riley Pearce’s performance in the player above, or by heading over to Rolling Stone Australia’s Instagram page. In the meantime, his latest single, “Golden Retriever”, is officially out today, while his upcoming EP, Love and All that Stuff, is set to be released on March 19th.