Mae releases the heartfelt and candid single "Hold Me"
feat. Frank Kadillac. “Hold
Me” was written by Ria in Nicaragua alongside Frank Kadillac
of Neon Dreams, John Nathaniel, and Canadian singer and
songwriter Lowell. 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.”
That dialogue continues as a duet in the song among Ria and
co-writer, friend, and collaborator Frank Kadillac. “Hold Me”
was recorded in Ria’s former hometown of Montreal with award-winning
producer, songwriter and mixing engineer John Nathaniel.
Me" and the breakup anthem "It’s
You," released September 14, are available to stream and
download on all digital service providers. Both tracks will
be featured on her forthcoming EP, showcasing Ria’s desire to
push sonic and lyrical boundaries. “It’s You” was produced by
Grammy-nominated & ASCAP Award winning songwriter/producer,
Scott Effman, and mixed by Les Cooper.
upcoming EP, set for release early next year, 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.