Multi-Talented Artist Ric Laurance Sets The Stage With New Single, ‘Player’

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Ric Laurance is a multi-talented artist who writes and produces in his own home studio. New single, ‘Player’, out now, serves as a showcase for Laurance to demonstrate his prowess on a variety of musical instruments, as well as his songwriting, production, and vocal abilities.

Ric Laurance Hovarth, performing as Ric Laurance, is a singer songwriter, music producer, and sound engineer. His latest single, ‘Player’, with its vocals and styling very much reminiscent of Michael Jackson, is filled with surprises, none so much as the use of lute, rather than just guitar. Laurance’s father is a European Flamenco Gypsy guitarist, and this influence is clearly evident in the pacing and rhythms of ‘Player’. Another surprise occurs at around the two thirds mark in the song, as it slows down and fades out for a fraction of a second – before bouncing back with the clash of a hi-hat, horns, and Ric singing the refrain, this time taking us to the end.

While the song is about going out on the town to find someone to have fun with, there’s a lot of gambling metaphors used throughout, references to poker games, maxing out a bet and so on.

“She’s good looking, distracting, Is she playing games or she acting?

I put up the bet and I maxed it, Are they gonna fold or they match me?

I don’t think they ever gonna catch me”

Such lyrics as the above serve to further highlight the expensive lifestyle the “player” is after, and the single artwork leaves the listener in no doubt as to the connection.

Speaking about ‘Player’, Ric Laurance described it as, “a tribute to that class, elegance and style with a modernised twist”. ‘Player’ is out now, through Ric Laurance’s labe, Endow Music Group, and can be streamed and downloaded here.

You can find out more about Ric Laurance and his music online on Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, and Apple Music.

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