Indie-pop singer-songwriter Remy Reilly unveils the brand new feel-good pop-rock anthem “What Do Ya Know” about keeping your heart open & rediscovering love.
Following the release of her EP Avalanche last year, listeners have eagerly anticipated what’s next for this gifted artist & the wait is finally over.
“What Do Ya Know” centres around falling heads over hills in love & keeping your heart open to unexpected chances even when you’ve been hurt before.
Produced by fellow Dallas native Jonathan Tyler, the song provides a carefree euphoric soundscape that reflects the distinctive gentle tones Remy possesses.
Remy has kindly taken the time to speak with Fierce & Fabulous Revolution regarding the new single & you can find the full interview below.
Hey Remy, thank you so much for this interview. Can you start by introducing yourself to readers unfamiliar with your music?
Remy: Hello! I am 19 years old and from the DFW Texas area. I have a huge passion for all forms of art and self-expression. I have been playing around town for five years now and have a lifetime to go!
When did you first discover your passion for music?
Remy: I first discovered my passion for music when I was very young. I wrote my first song at five years old. I have journals and journals of songs I would write all through elementary school to now. I did not take myself seriously until I was twelve. That is when I started performing live. Things were confirmed for me at 14, when I started singing professionally.
How would you currently describe your musical style?
Remy: I currently describe my musical style as indie-pop with a dash of Americana. I am definitely a singer/songwriter type.
You just released the amazing new single “What Do Ya Know”. How did the idea for this song come together?
Remy: I was listening to my many playlists that I have, and kept hearing these happy, upbeat songs. I had a realization that I did not have any happy love songs, and I was like gosh that’s a shame. So the next songwriting session I had, I brought in some inspirational tracks and wanted to get to work!
What are some of the main influences behind the track?
Remy: The main influences musically are Del Water Gap and Foster The People. I love these artists so much and always admired their happy songs. I wanted a happy song of my own and that is exactly what “What Do Ya Know” is.
Did you always plan to release “What Do Ya Know” as a single?
Remy: I did! I thought it was a stand-alone single and a fun one at that. Who knows, maybe I will put it on a full-length album later down the road, but I was very eager to release this one.
What does this song personally mean to you?
Remy: Personally, this song is about someone I was in love with, but I could not have. The main line “I’ve been down this road before,” is me saying I have liked this person before many, many times. I was sad at first that it would never work out, but now the healed version of myself is grateful that I am able to love people unconditionally. The song is about celebrating love, even if we are not with anyone, love is found all around.
If listeners could take something from this song, what would you like it to be?
Remy: I would like it to leave them feeling happy. I want it to be a song that people can sing in the car with their friends with the windows down. You can take away anything you like from the song itself, could mean many things like anything else. The feeling the song gives off is happiness, regardless of how you look at it.
What advice would you offer to someone who’s looking to pursue a career within the music industry?
Remy: Always do you! There is a fanbase for everyone and everything. If it makes you happy go for it and don’t stop!
Finally, is there a message that you would like to share with the readers of Fierce & Fabulous Revolution?
Remy: Keep supporting music, you are supporting a community and real human connections.
You can check out “What Do Ya Know” on Spotify below or on more platforms here.