Alejandra Ribera delivers shimmering new single "Courage"

British-Canadian singer-songwriter Alejandra Ribera has recently revealed her expansive new single, "Courage". It's the first slice of new music from her since her 2017 album "This Island", so if you're a fan of hers I can wholeheartedly tell you that it has been well worth the wait.

The track was co-produced by Rob Wilks and Brett Shaw (who's worked with the likes of Florence + The Machine and Foals) and it sees a shift in her music as it's her first real effort into electro-pop. The new tune focuses a lot on her dreamy vocals, with the intro to the song being rather stripped back which just enhances her vocals even more.

There are some nostalgic 90's vibes here with a fellow writer on the site saying it reminds her of Gabrielle in parts, I can see this once it was mentioned and also the fact that her vocals are so soft and tender throughout. However the song doesn't stray too far from the current trend of anthemic-pop with the drum beats in the latter third adding even more atmosphere.

Speaking about the track Alejandra says - "I normally write quite introspective mellow stuff. When I realised I’d written a whole song about the catharsis of facing what most frightens you I thought it should sound fairly epic. I knew it would take a lot more than me and an acoustic guitar."

With over two million streams on Spotify before this single, "Courage" is already her second most popular song currently on the platform and I can easily hear why. The track is just so big, even with a small amount of instrumentation going on it's Alejandra that's the driving force here, no wonder she's had loads of her tracks go viral - so be sure to follow her on the socials, if this is her new sound it might just be a new dawn for the London based singer-songwriter.

The single is also going to help raise funds for Doctors Without Borders.