The head of music for londonfm.digital said that he loved the new single ‘Alter Ego’ from ‘M-Ritz’ with it’s sexy, seductive, classic and warm swinging production, melodic touching vocals, boppy beats and overall lush sound, that takes us back to the 1920’s but with a fresh, modern and up to date vibe, a warm and catchy single that will stick in your head and get you grooving. The single is on the daily playlist and will be played 2-3 times a day in general rotation + as a special daily powerplay at approx 5 PM UK time for a month or more.
M-Ritz is an emerging singer/songwriter who made her professional solo recording debut in 2018 with the EP Like, I Love You. That record introduced a skilled and soulful singer with an experimental alt-pop vibe and a genre-fluid sound. A native of Seattle, Washington in recent years the classically trained vocalist left the grunge Mecca for the Big Apple. There she embraced the famously eclectic NYC music scene.
Mixing elements of jazz, alt/r&b and EDM, M-Ritz creates a mesmerizing pop experience. Since her debut, the singer has worked with collaborators hOLLANDjUNGLE and Ax-Ra Films to produce a string of successful singles. She has connected with fans around the world on tracks like “So Close” and “Cool Cat.” The versatile singer attributes her eclectic sound to the influence of a wide range of legendary pop and jazz vocalists, including; Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Imelda May, Enya, Bjork, Aretha Franklin, and Eva Cassidy.
“By Now” is the brand new album from M-Ritz, released worldwide via all major streaming services on July 9, 2022. The seven-song set pairs the singer’s soulful vocals and deeply personal lyrics with a hypnotic musical vibe that floats somewhere in the space between pop, EDM and jazz. From the opening sultry modern pop interpretation of Shirley Bassey’s classic Bond theme “Diamonds are Forever” to the Spanish guitar and cinematic orchestral strings of the title track, the record is a captivating and vulnerable collection of songs.
A downtempo EDM groove beats at the heart of the album. Within that space M-Ritz drops electro-pop hooks (“Pain in my Heart”) and deep house/dark pop moods (“Skin,” “Thrive”). Jazz piano and saxophone riffs paint the edges of the mix throughout the record. All of these elements converge on the excellent “The Divide Between” as the singer delivers an impassioned plea for unity in a fractured world.
Check out the “Diamonds are Forever” video below. You can also hear that track on the Deep Indie Dive playlist and “The Divide Between” on the Deep Indie Dance, or listen to the entire album on your favorite streaming service. We had the chance to chat with M-Ritz about the new record. Check out her answers to our 8 questions below. Follow the links at the end of this article to connect with the artist. Get on her socials and get in the know.