An infectious singer and aspiring songwriter, Rorie, who masterfully mixes synth-pop energy and singer-songwriter authenticity is returning tomorrow with the official music video for her latest release titled “Train”. After successfully fundraising and releasing two EPs, which were both featured in iTunes’ Top 10 Singer-Songwriter charts, Rorie’s proud to release the lead single from her debut full-length album, ‘Valley in the Mirror’, which is set to release on January 2020. With honest songs written everywhere from her living room to the emergency room, the album is the most holistic picture of Rorie’s artistry to date.
Watch the music video for “Train” below:
A highly relatable tune, “Train”, which was recorded in Brooklyn, NY, with Chris Cubeta and Gary Atturio, embodies the “train of thought” metaphor. At its core, the song is about realizing when your own struggles are greatly affecting those closest to you, and the desire to get on the same wavelength of understanding. The music video (filmed by Open Valve Studios) depicts the inside of Rorie’s mind as she struggles with finding herself repeating the same patterns, and never actually getting where she needs to go.
Rorie’s musical journey began at an early age while singing and playing piano and guitar with her church choir. She grew up filling notebook after notebook with lyrics, and slowly found the confidence to begin sharing those songs outside the walls of her bedroom. The vision solidified while working for an anti-human trafficking organization in NYC. She wrote a song inspired by her time there and launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to record the song and film a powerful music video that raises awareness about this important issue. Soon after, Rorie released two EPs: ‘Singing & Silence’ and ‘Dawn’, which were featured in the iTunes singer-songwriter New Artist Spotlight, and reached the top 10 in iTunes’ Singer-Songwriter charts. During this time, she opened for artists such as Charlotte Martin, Josh Garrels, Elise Trouw, and more while also playing headlining shows with her band around the East Coast and partnering with brands such as Anthropologie.
Rorie is a singer-songwriter, crafting music that tells stories of heartache and hope. The music is a vibrant mixture of synth-pop energy and singer-songwriter authenticity. While the subject matter is deep, you may also find yourself wanting to dance. When asked about her music, Rorie explained,
“I want listeners to hear these songs and take a second glance at life, relationships, and faith. We can so often become apathetic and afraid to feel. Through this music, I am saying that it is ok to go deeper and ‘look again’.”
With poetic lyrics and emotive vocals, Rorie’s songs are ethereal, yet grounded in reality. She transports listeners to other worlds while tugging at the heartstrings of what it means to be human. Rorie is now preparing to release her debut full-length album, Valley in the Mirror, in January 2020. With such depth and honesty at her work, it is obvious that Rorie will quickly become a well-known solo artist and makes her own place. She is definitely one to keep an eye on in the future.
Rorie will be performing on October 4th, 2019 – Vienna VA @ Jammin Java w/ Luke Brindley.
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