Ren Harvieu shares “Cry On Me”

Ahead of a 15-date UK tour that begins early next month, Ren Harvieu today shares a video for a stirring new single, “Cry On Me”, released this week via Bella Union. Of the track Harvieu says: “It can literally feel like the end of the world when a long-term relationship has entered into that knowing apocalyptic phase. This song is a plea for emotional truth, even if it’s difficult, I’m prepared to be the strong one if I need to be. It was one of the first songs I wrote with Romeo and though we were both going through difficult times in our lives separately we managed to make something beautiful and healing. The song’s cinematic production made even more technicolour by Sally Herbert’s soaring string arrangement.”

“Cry On Me” comes accompanied with a music video directed by song-writing partner Romeo Stodart and filmed in the glamorous seaside town of Southend-on-Sea.

Critical acclaim for Revel In The Drama, Ren Harvieu’s most recent album, released last year via Bella Union:

“A record that propels Harvieu back under the spotlight as a grown-up pop force with weaponised survival instincts… The music gleams with a steely determination to be heard… Golden-age glamour, neon-smeared Hollywood strings and propane-fuelled torch songs… The stars, finally, seem to be right where she wants them.” MOJO – 4 stars ****

“A triumphant return… This is a brilliant second act.” Q – 4 stars ****

“Woozy, cinematic songs full of yearning and vulnerability… Her rich voice remains the star… This is an impressive set.” The Observer – 4 stars ****

“An exquisite return for an exceptional voice.” The Telegraph – 4 stars ****

“An album that puts her rich, romantic voice against a glamorous 1950s ballad setting… This is a celebratory, joyous return.” The Times – 4 stars ****

“Evoking smoky jazz clubs, 1960s spy-thriller soundtracks and a seductive Dusty Springfield, this superb comeback from the Salford singer is as glamorous as home listening gets. She swoons on torch songs, swoons through theatrical storytellers and flirts up a storm on Teenage Mascara.’” Sunday Times

“Gorgeously uplifting… Harvieu’s voice is as vividly beautiful as ever.” Mail On Sunday – 4 stars **** (Album of the Week)

“Irrespective of it’s grounding in 60s and 70s soul-pop, Revel In The Drama is thrillingly fresh… This album confirms Harvieu should always have been in the driving seat.” The i – 4 stars ****

“A triumph… This life-affirming dose of dreamy retro pop confirms her great talent and lovely, silky voice.” The Sun – 4 stars ****

“The sweet melodies fit Ren’s songwriting shift to uplift and empowerment perfectly… A handsome return.” Daily Mirror – 4 stars ****

“A set of lush and rapturous retro pop tunes that lives up to its title… A decade later than anyone envisioned, here she is, in her pomp, all that she was meant to be.” Metro – 4 stars ****

“Truly transformative… Ren Harvieu’s second album is something of a rebirth: a rich, gothic record, steeped in sensuality.” Uncut

“Harvieu returns at last… Strange Thing’s a string-adorned, dynamic carnival and Cruel Disguise’s twanging guitars and growling organs confirm it’s titles dark dramas… Her rich, empathetic vocal swoops gracefully from note to note.” Classic Pop – 4 stars ****

“A sumptuous collection of lavishly orchestrated songs of love and loss. Reminiscent of the golden age of Sixties pop, it’s sung with passion and filled with melodrama. The songs conjure ghosts of Burt Bacharach while Harvieu’s voice evokes the husky soul of Dusty Springfield, the velvety warmth of Karen Carpenter and, when required, the sheer power of Shirley Bassey.” Louder Than War