RIANNE DOWNEY returns today with the strikingly reflective, fiercely assured single, ‘Beautiful View,’ just as a mind-blowingly momentous year for the sweet-singing songwriter approaches completion.

It’s a gorgeous slice of soul-baring country pop, with a pick-me-up message for anyone feeling out of sorts, and out of place.

“This song is about my journey, from being a lost teenager from a small town, with the odds and her own mind against her, to finding my feet and achieving things I didn’t think possible,” explained Downey.

“It’s about the ups and downs of growing up, self-doubt and leaving home. For most creatives, imposter syndrome can stop you from being able to see what you’re capable of and ‘Beautiful View’ is about taking a moment to see what’s in front of you and realising you’ve got all you need.”

The song is released as Downey’s 15 date UK and Ireland tour gets underway, a three-week journey culminating in her biggest solo, Scottish show to date, a 1000-capacity celebration at Glasgow’s SWG3 in December.

Raising the curtain on 2023 with a sold-out tour and raft of new material, few, including Downey, could have imagined the success that lay ahead. On top of appearances at festivals including Glastonbury, Kendal Calling and Belladrum, she was invited by legendary singer-songwriter Paul Heaton to sing his Beautiful South and Housemartins hits alongside him during a summer of headline performances.

Rianne Downey Tour Dates:

Wed 22 Nov            Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

Thu 23 Nov             Birmingham, The Rainbow

Fri 24 Nov               Nottingham, Bodega

Sat 25 Nov              Manchester, Gorilla

Mon 27 Nov             Brighton, The Hope & Ruin

Tue 28 Nov             London, Colours

Thu 30 Nov             Sheffield, Leadmill

Fri 1 Dec                 Liverpool, Academy 2

Sat 2 Dec                Dublin, Upstairs Whelan’s

Sun 3 Dec               Belfast, Lavery’s

Tue 5 Dec               Bristol, Crofters

Wed 6 Dec              Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Thu 7 Dec               Newcastle, The Cluny

Sat 9 Dec                Glasgow, SWG3

Up-to-date information and tickets for all shows are available via www.riannedowney.com

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