New York musician Dakota Ryley has shared a new single called "Good For You". This honest offering is vividly written, showcasing her ethereal vocals.
Sonically, "Good For You" is centred around wistful guitars that drift alongside glossy keys. Underneath, robust drums and rich bass glue the track together, as Ryley's graceful vocals soar overtop. The song contains a powerful chorus accompanied by a horn section, which showcases her sharp songwriting skills. Overall, the production is sparkling and bright, bringing out many subtle details in the track. Topically, she focuses on pursuing someone romantically who although equally interested, has trouble connecting due to their past experiences.
"Good For You" is certainly a strong offering from Dakota Ryley, who is a new rising talent to keep an eye on. She is admirably honest in her songwriting, hiding little from the listener. The mixture of influences in her music, from Motown and soul to pop, helps makes her music multi-faceted and interesting. Hopefully this release signals more to come from her this year, as one can only look forward to the near future for Ryley.