Fresh from playing The Cavern Club in Liverpool in February 2024, Rebecca Richards is ready to put out a new country power ballad, after seeing continued success with recent work. She had an EP out that we reviewed at the back end of 2023, which had a great bluesy slow dance number “Sorry, not Sorry” on it. I have linked that at the end of this review, as it is well worth a dip!

In 2023, she was shortlisted for the UK Country Music RadioSong Award for “I love it when you smile” and played live at the finale in Donnington. Rebecca says her favourite part of music creation is “the connections she makes with others through her music.”

My review: there are touches of “The Carpenters” in this single. It’s a very simple, effective piano melody that then introduces a bass/drum beat about midway through. The song is ruminative, and Rebecca has turned toward earlier memories of home and the house of her youth. I was sitting and having lunch while listening to this one, wrapped up in a blanket, as it is so cold this April! However, there is a warm glow from the single, and it makes for good listening. Looking at where Rebecca is now, she is clearly building up her listeners, and this one can only help cement and grow that audience.

You can stream this single and more from Rebecca here.

As background on the track, “The House” is released on all major streaming platforms on April 26. Rebecca says about this song, “I know it’s not cool to say you love your family and are grateful for them, but I am and this song expresses my gratitude in the only way I know how. I am very lucky to have had them in my life, and if a song could be a hug (or “cwtch” if you’re from Wales), this would be it.” 

The lyrics tell the story of a family home, rebellion, acceptance and, above all, love. Rebecca says she loved collaborating with Stef Judd (Flatland Kings) at The Stable Studio in Norfolk to create a rich, full Nashville-style sound that would sit equally comfortably alongside any modern or traditional country playlist.

The artist’s website is here.


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Rebecca Richards- songwriter, composer, production. vocals, keys, 

Stef Judd at The Stable Studio- Production, mixing, guitars, drums

Sam Proctor at Lismore Mastering -mastering

Colin Jones- Photo

By Lorraine Foley

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