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Becca Richardson has mastered the (anti) love song. In her new single “Right Now,” the Nashville-based musician addresses the plight of so many young single people searching for commitment and/or meaning within such a construct.
Richardson writes, “When I was writing songs for this record, I had just turned 27, moved to a new city where I didn’t know many folks and life felt haphazard and messy. At the same time, I was going to weddings at least once a month, witnessing my friends publicly declare their love and commitment to their partners. The marriages that I’ve had modeled for me in my life have been painful, joyous, violent, and beautiful. I don’t know if it’s for me, yet. The lyrics to ‘Right Now’ came out of this reflection.”
The song itself sounds like a ballooning pop song with the sincerity of an indie singer/songwriter. While the synths swell, Richardson’s cooing voice keeps “Right Now” level and present. With lyrics that seem to mutate depending on the listener’s mood, “Right Now” becomes both homage for martial love and bummed-out ballad for those who feel like they’ll never find it.
Richardson is set to self-release We Are Gathered Here on Oct. 6. Check out “Right Now” right here.