Originally from Perth, Australia, RVBY MY DEAR (real name Gabbi Coenen), began training as a pianist at the tender age of four. Originally set on the path of jazz musicianship, her flair for haunting, dramatic songwriting has seen her embrace a career in spine-tinging quasi-pop that began in 2016 with two-track release Unravel. New single "Cycles" arrives as a taste of the singer's forthcoming debut album Waiting, dropping 17 May.

Containing such chilling couplets as "Wake up hungry / Go to bed angry", "Cycles" embraces a dizzying darkness as it hurtles towards its chaotic, guitar-led breakdown. Coenen's voice is the soothing eye of the storm, yet as the track escalates beneath it the feel shifts from reverb-drenched kitsch to unnervingly untouchable. Like a cyclone, "Cycles" sucks in cross-genre elements, devastating and rebuilding them into a driving frenzy of sound that elicits uncontrolled emotion at every turn.

Hear "Cycles" live at one of RVBY MY DEAR's upcoming US shows – tickets available on her website.

  • 23 May – Bowery Electric, New York
  • 18 June - Dusk, Providence
  • 19 June - The Saint, Asbury Park
  • 20 June – The Undercroft, Baltimore
  • 12 July – Hotel Cafe (2nd Stage), Los Angeles
  • 13 July – Oakland.Secret, Oakland
"Cycles" is out 3 May via Villainy Records.