The Indien, led by the enthralling Rianne Walther, has made a significant return to the music scene with their evocative new single, “Stay.”
Released on November 4, the track dives deep into the complexities of intimacy and vulnerability in love, marking a compelling addition to the band’s growing discography. This release follows the success of their earlier singles this year, “Sleep When I’m With You” & “Be Yours,” both of which garnered considerable acclaim, including TopSong recognition on NPO Radio 2.
“Stay” artfully portrays the internal struggle of a character torn between the desire for love and the fear of closeness. It’s a raw narrative of emotional turmoil, encapsulating the pain of watching a loved one move on and the desperate plea for them to remain. This emotional depth is accentuated by Rianne’s powerful vocals, which are set against a backdrop of cinematic layers and guitar melodies, exuding a unique blend of alternative and pop influences.
The Indien’s approach to music creation is both intricate and personal, often starting with live recordings before being intricately produced in more intimate settings. Rianne describes their music as fundamentally pop with an alternative twist, characterized by its live-recorded backbone, vibey essence, and a DIY feel.
The anticipation for The Indien’s debut album, set for release in spring, is steadily building. Fans can expect a collection of lively pop songs infused with alternative elements, all centered around Rianne’s soaring vocals. The album’s release will be celebrated with a show at Paradiso Tolhuistuin on April 5th, 2024, promising to be a milestone event for the band.
As “Stay” makes its way into the hearts of listeners, it’s clear that The Indien is not just crafting songs but creating an immersive emotional experience. With their authentic storytelling and captivating sound, they continue to establish themselves as a significant presence in the alternative pop landscape.
Listen to “Stay” below!