Riddy Arman Finds Resolve When It’s “Too Late to Write a Love Song”
It’s the second single from her self-titled debut album coming September 10 on La Honda Records/Thirty Tigers.
There’s many ways to write a love song, and Riddy Arman has crafted something of the antithesis to all of those. Preparing to release her self-titled debut album this September, her latest single is a soundtrack for moving on. Amidst its massive sound of careening drums and tinny yet lush guitar strums, “Too Late to Write a Love Song” is a balm for letting go.
The resolve in Arman’s vocals recalls icons like Johnny Cash or Dolly Parton—both strong songwriters who were able to distill a sense of melancholy, romance, and sincerity in the necessary hurt of being human. No one dreams of a broken heart, and with time most never stay broken. “Too Late” demonstrates that healing from heartache can be empowering.
Arman says of the track, “I’m not one to dwell on what didn’t happen. Been there and done that. Recording this song I knew I wasn’t alone or sad, and that’s where the choir comes in with triumph. Heartbreak can be freeing. It’s an energy, a power-up.”
Listen to it below and pre-order her album here.
August 12 — Everett, WA — Everett Music Initiative House Show~
August 13 — Seattle, WA — Tractor Tavern~
August 14 — Portland, OR — Alberta Street Pub~
August 15 — Portland, OR — Nina’s House~
August 16 — Portland, OR — Pandyfest Backyard~
August 18 — Sutter Creek, CA — Feist Wines~
August 19 — Mariposa, CA — The Grove House~
August 20 — Mariposa, CA — The Grove House~
August 21 — La Honda, CA — Apple Jacks Inn~
September 9 — McKees Rocks, PA — Roxian Theatre*
September 10 — Washington, DC — 930 Club*
September 11 — New York, NY — Irving Plaza*
September 12 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer*
September 16 — Buffalo, NY — Asbury Hall*
September 17 — Detroit, MI — Majestic Theater*
September 18 — Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall*
September 19 — Indianapolis, IN — Hifi*
~appearing with Kassi Valazza
*appearing with Colter Wall