Ren Harvieu Releases “Curves & Swerves”

Ren Harvieu has shared her new single titled "Curves & Swerves," the track is off her forthcoming release Revel In The Drama, due for release April 3rd
Ren Harvieu "Curves & Swerves"

Ren Harvieu has shared her new single titled “Curves & Swerves,” the track is off her forthcoming release Revel In The Drama, due for release April 3rd via Bella Union. Ren Harvieu says of the song… “Your Curves and Swerves are the many layers to who you are, and what makes you unique. Sometimes the catalyst to you having that awakening is a break up, and so begins the love affair you’d been neglecting all your life, the one with yourself.”

The singer/songwriter has come a long way from the 17-year-old who was signed to Island Records and who had no intention of becoming a singer-songwriter. Even when she made her debut album Through The Night, her confidence was low. “I did help write a few of the songs on that record, which I’m still very fond of, but I felt more of a mouthpiece for someone else’s talent, which eats away at you especially because I had so much to say lyrically I just hadn’t learnt how to as yet.”

In 2015, she met Romeo Stodart, the Magic Numbers frontman and songwriter who had emailed after seeing her perform on Later… With Jools Holland, to ask if she’d consider writing together. “When we started, the energy was immediately different to anyone I’d worked with before, there was this insane instant musical connection” she says. “I loved that Romeo really embraced who I was and encouraged it, I was starting to realise that I didn’t have to be anything other than myself.”

The pair spent the next two years co-writing: “I wasn’t in a massive hurry, because at last I was having fun” Harvieu says. “We’d stay up all night drinking, dancing and playing music, I felt like I was re-discovering a girl who had been hidden, quietened. I’d tell Romeo, I don’t just want to paint pretty pictures I want to revel in the drama of my life, the good and the bad, before I was afraid to say something in my lyrics, but no longer. I felt free.”

The album was co-produced by Romeo Stodart and Dave Izumi Lynch, owner of Echo Zoo studio in Eastbourne where recording took place. “It was a truly magical experience working with Dave & Romeo, they are two absolute nurturing musical wizards.” says Harvieu.

Among Harvieu’s new songs are messages of hope to her younger, anxious self. To the teenage goth Ren in “Little Raven”, she says: “I want you to know, that I’m starting to feel, but its gonna take time, but I’m ready to heal”. “Tomorrow’s Girl Today” is to the Ren “who would make bad decisions… we can all be very self-destructive, but will we make it this time?”

Ren Harvieu
Revel In The Drama
track listing:

1. Strange Thing
2. Teenage Mascara
3. This Is How You Make Me Feel
4. Curves And Swerves
5. Cruel Disguise
6. Yes Please
7. Spirit Me Away
8. This Is Our Love
9. You Don’t Know Me
10. Tomorrow’s Girl Today
11. Little Raven
12. My Body She Is Alive

 

Ren Harvieu
Tour Dates

4/24/2020 – Sheffield – Picture House Social
4/25/2020 – Leicester – The Cookie
4/26/2020 – Cambridge – Portland Arms
4/28/2020– Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
4/30/2020 – Hebden Bridge – Trades Club
5/2/2020 – Manchester – Gorilla
5/4/2020 – Edinburgh – Voodoo Rooms
5/5/2020 – Newcastle – Cluny
5/6/2020 – York – The Crescent
5/10/2020– Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
5/12/2020 – London – Moth Club