Always a pleasure catching up with Canada’s pop music treasure, Ria Mae. Her latest single “Hold Me” features Frank Kadillac of Neon Dreams, one of two supporting acts about to head out on the ‘Never Coming Down’ Tour which lands in Ottawa, Thursday, November 8th at the legendary 27 Club. CLICK HERE for tickets.

Click play on the link below to hear our six minute conversation about Canada’s music scene, whether or not the rest of Neon Dreams are jealous over the Frank Kadillac collab, how many coats one should bring out on a tour with dates in Quebec City, Winnipeg, Vancouver, etc.?

“I see a really positive scene happening that is quite inclusive, we can always improve, but I think it’s a really great time to be a Canadian musician.” – Ria Mae

From Sony,

Ria released her new single “Hold Me” feat. Frank Kadillac (of Neon Dreams).

The lyrics came from a conversation between Ria, Frank, and Lowell.  “We were sharing how lately we felt unsure of how to engage online and remain positive in the current social climate,” says Ria. “We were talking about how easy life used to feel when we were young and how anxious a lot of our peers seem to be right now. The song is just an honest depiction of how this year is making us feel.”

“Hold Me” and the breakup anthem “It’s You”, released September 14th, will be featured on her forthcoming EP set for release next year.

The upcoming EP is a follow up to her JUNO nominated My Love. The EP’s first single “Bend” became an instant hit, skyrocketing to Top 5 at Hot AC, Top 15 at AC, and Top 15 at CHR radio, reaching platinum certification status. Ria was nominated for “Pop Album of the Year” at the 2018 JUNO Awards for My Love.  Two years earlier, Ria also earned a JUNO nomination for “Single of the Year” for her platinum-selling hit “Clothes Off” that has over 13 million streams worldwide.

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