SINGLE REVIEW: Ricki-Lee – On My Own

After a three year hiatus between releases, Ricki-Lee is back following celebrated hosting gigs on Australia’s Got Talent and Australian Idol. “On My Own” is a return to form for the singer-songwriter, with an uptempo ballad that showcases the powerhouse vocalist she is. With her soulful tone shining though, she immediately captivates the listener with an anthemic and empowering chorus that feels genuinely ethereal. Her vocal delivery comes out strong, and halfway through you question if there is anywhere left for her to elevate it, and then she switches it up with a synth breakdown and powerful high note before the final chorus which will become a special moment in her live show. 

The empowering track holds this genuine catharsis surrounding being okay to walk on your own through life and standing up for yourself and knowing your worth. Filled with uplifting lyrics, the moment that stands out is when she proclaims; “I found sparks in the darkest places. So watch me start a fire in the rain”. 

“On My Own” already feels like a Ricki-Lee “greatest hits” moment, and it’s only been out for 2 days. The song has the emotional and musical hold to be a redefining moment for her as an artist 19 years in, and that’s so exciting