Meet Riva Taylor.
A modern artist full of contrasts and contradictions.
A performer who’s driven to do it her way or no way.
And a singer who turned her back on fame and fortune to study civil rights history and even considered walking away from music.
As 12 year old Becky Taylor she became the youngest artist ever signed to EMI, and sold records around the world, playing arenas and promoting alongside Carreras and Usher.
Now reborn as Riva Taylor she has grabbed control of her career and recorded a lush contemporary album which showcases her voice on a collection of modern soon-to-be-classics.
The story of her transformation includes chance encounters with Hans Zimmer, late-night sessions listening to Stevie Wonder out-takes with his production team, and finally a conscious and public coming of age.
For her debut album she has pulled together a team of co-writers, producers and collaborators including: Jamie Hartman (Rag N Bone Man), Graham Archer (Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey), Brad Spence (James Arthur) and Julian Hinton (Rumer, Seal) to help her fulfil her new musical ambition.