Singer songwriter Soren Bryce has premiered her haunting music video for “Ride With You” – watch below:
Bryce explains the video for “Ride with You” as directed by Devereux Milburn, “I was stoked that there was a director out there who responded to the darkness in “Ride With You.” It comes off as an uplifting, ‘I’ve got your back’ type song. Tying a guy to the roof of a car, walking around in the dark in a nightgown, and filming in a creepy mansion are the opposite imagery from what you might expect.“
The EP was produced by David Kahne (Lana Del Rey, Ingrid Michaelson). The music features infectious lyrics that attest to the songstress’ prodigious gift for words. Soren Bryce’s heavenly vocals and clever songs have had a rapturous reception from NPR, Billboard, BULLETT, and Kick Kick Snare. Bryce has done sessions withAmerican Rag, Huffington Post, and Balcony TV – watch her perform acoustic HERE.
The 18 year old native Texan Soren Bryce grew up listening to her dad’s classic-rock collection. She is a classically trained violinist as well as a self-taught guitar player (along with other instruments including piano, banjo and ukulele). At a young age Soren discovered what she refers to as “pissed-off folk,” such as Ani DiFranco and Ben Howard. Her uncommon maturity is evident as she writes visceral, emotionally intricate songs with beautifully crafted pop melodies. As a self-taught instrumentalist, she wrote her first song on the piano at the age of 7. At the age of 16, she relocated to Los Angeles to focus her energies on writing songs and earning a reputation in the music scene. She since has blossomed into a compelling performer. Soren presents her piano and guitar fueled songwriting in a soulful tone with slight vocal vibrato, an idiosyncratic style that reveals both strength and fragility.
Today, Bryce estimates she has written between 100 and 150 songs, covering a range of emotions. Some, like the more rock “Stick It” are playful anthems beaming with confidence; others, such as the folkie “Newport” (written the night of her high-school prom) are quietly introspective compositions that give into insecurity. Her compositions proved so compelling that Bryce managed to raise $10,000 on the crowd-sourcing PledgeMusic to record her debut EP. Producer, David Kahne captured her fire pretty quickly, building out her piano-based tracks with guitars and programmed percussion, mindful over never upstaging her vocals. All told, they recorded her six-song EP—a delicate whirl of lilting vocals and swelling melodics—in just a few weeks. “I was used to working with people with formulas,” she says of her previous studio experiences. “Dave was very organic. We recorded the basic song, and then we started messing around with all these other sounds.”