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"A young and timely voice wrapped in an old soul. I love the theme and creative approach. A colorful album of gems."

— 3x Grammy Winning Producer Lonnie Park

The follow up to last month's gem Blue, Yellow is a heartwarming piece of folk/acoustic music that finds the talented artist beautifully showcasing her lovely vocals and storytelling abilities. What I like the most about the song is its raw feel as it allows us to really focus on the emotion pouring from her vocals. This is a song about a friendship that shaped her life. The delicate yet stunning guitar plucks create a warm and comforting atmosphere that makes Yellow one of those songs perfect for reflective days home alone during a rainy day.”

Caesar Live n Loud

Yellow is the ideal companion to Blue. A dreamy window into the relationship between two siblings. Gorgeous wide open landscapes and seascapes match the well-crafted space in the musical arrangement. I love how these brilliant sisters aligned the visual and musical vibes, beautifully and strongly communicated.”

Grammy-Nominated Recording Artist Lori Henriques

A fantastic, eclectic album. A song representing each color of the rainbow spectrum. Powerhouse vocals, yet beautifully expressive. Words are powerful and soul-stirring. Loved listening to her album... songs flow beautifully into each other. Riley is most definitely a star in the making, probably the next Norah Jones (or Adele!).”

3x Grammy Winner & United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Ricky Kej

Riley Max’s ‘ROYGBIV’ is an instant classic within genre-merging music. In the music catalog of history, rainbows are a popular topic. However, Riley Max... has reinvented the concept and delivered a masterful debut album. "ROYGBIV" is a beautiful testament to color, artistry, love, heartbreak and the power of performance. While her vocals and instrumental abilities are some of the greatest a young person can hope to achieve, her lyrical ability puts her music on an entirely different level. Poetic and brilliantly rhymed, her expressive lyrics create a cohesive and truly unique album. Songs like "Yellow (Live)" and "Indigo" relate authentic teenage stories in a conversational way that features a narrative style, setting her apart from many artists of her time. Both songs feature a good grasp of the meaning of the colors and are standouts on the album. The final song on the album is "Alphabet Soup," an entirely instrumental, symphonic ending... It is breathtaking and truly expresses the album's meaning without using words but by painting a cinematic picture. "ROYGBIV" can only be described as a modern masterpiece.”

The Post Music Critic Sophia Rooksberry

The landscape of music is vast, almost infinite. There are artists who effortlessly weave emotions into their artistry, creating something truly unique. Enter Riley Max. Riley takes us on a musical odyssey inspired by the different colors of emotions. With each song on “ROY G BIV,” she paints a vivid sonic picture, using her unique blend of musical genres to create a sound that is truly her own. It’s a reminder that emotions, much like colors, are nuanced and multifaceted. Each track on ROY G BIV is a testament to her versatility as a musician, showcasing her ability to experiment with different styles while maintaining a cohesive and engaging sound. From the catchy and upbeat tunes that make you want to dance to the introspective ballads that tug at your heartstrings, Riley‘s songs have the power to transport you to a world where emotions are vividly painted on every note. A rainbow of emotions and sounds, reaching the very core of the human spirit. A venture into self-exploration, reflection, and understanding. Few albums captivate and engage as profoundly as ROY G BIV. So, sit back, immerse yourself in the vibrant world… and let the colors of emotions wash over you on an unforgettable musical odyssey.”

Too Much Love Music Critic Escarlina Mendoza

The timeless "Blue" by Riley is like an artist's palette, where every note and word is a stroke on the canvas of time… a piece of history. I truly appreciate that the younger generation of artists doesn't forget about jazz. This is a song in which Riley showcases her artistry in all its glory. So let's savor this musical palette, where blue and yellow blend into the colors of life, and Riley Max is a true unicorn who allows us to feel the connection between the past and the present, between music and the soul.”

Indie Boulevard Music Critic Anita

In the single "Violet" the voice of the artist shines through. Its expressiveness and strength, especially for its flexible identity that goes from a soft warmth to a firm and raspy rawness with clear nods to punk rock, in this song becomes an explosion of energy. Without a doubt much of the magic of this song lies in the strength of the vocal line, achieving cathartic moments that are contagious to the listener. The song chronicles a toxic relationship and the anger and rage that ensues.”

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