ALTUS, Okla. – Jan 25, 2024 – Talented acoustic soul singer-songwriter Richard Clift Jr. recently released his inspiring new single, “Easier With Time,” just in time for the holidays. The song is the latest in a string of heartfelt releases that showcase Clift’s soulful vocals and deeply emotional lyricism inspired by his own life experiences.
In his own words, Clift said of the meaning behind “Easier With Time,” “This song is about accepting that you played a part in the breakup too, not just your ex. Humble and real to yourself that it’s not always everyone else’s fault. It is a song about time healing things if you let it. A song of humility and hope all in one.”
Clift, a 12-year veteran of the live music scene, has earned praise for bringing audiences his signature brand of real-life rock ‘n’ roll. His music pulls from influences like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains while adding his own unique twist. When talking to the press, Clift shared, “Music saved me from a very dark place that once consumed me. My goal is to save someone else from the same place with my own music and even covers that mean a lot to me.”
Hailing from Carnegie, Oklahoma, Clift has Kiowa-Apache Native American roots. He previously worked in law enforcement for many years before pursuing his passion for music full-time over four years ago. Since then, he has tirelessly toured the regional music scene, completing over 900 shows across 11 states. He has attracted more than 10,000 online followers, with two singles currently available on all major platforms.
Fans have come to appreciate Clift for writing about his life experiences with honesty and emotion. As he put it, “I write mostly from my personal experiences and current situations.” However, he also explores universal themes that speak to the human condition in hopes that listeners find their own meaning and healing through his music.
While continuing to build his catalog, Clift has exciting plans in store for 2024. He revealed that he is currently hard at work on a new full-length album that will showcase additional depths of his songwriting.
“I’m overjoyed to give fans more music that comes straight from the heart,” said Clift. “This collection of songs digs even deeper into some personal stories and emotions as I continue using music as my vessel for growth and healing.”
Though release specifics are still under wraps, his team expects the upcoming album will drop later this year. It aims to broaden his reach, allowing more listeners to discover his music and message.
As Clift builds momentum, he maintains humble goals centered around his fans. Most importantly, he strives to forge authentic connections where his songs resonate on a personal level. Through baring his soul and revealing intimate struggles, Clift aims for his music to make a difference in helping others heal.
Fans can currently stream “Easier With Time” and past singles on all major platforms. As his new album nears release later this year, they can expect more heart-wrenching lyricism straight from his journey. With musical vulnerability and unwavering passion, Clift continues using his talent to uplift fans dealing with darkness.
Discover Richard Clift Jr.’s music his official website RCJmusic.com.
About the Artist
Richard Clift Jr. is a promising singer-songwriter known for his gritty, soulful vocals and lyrical authenticity. With his native American roots, Clift draws from his Kiowa-Apache heritage and personal struggles with darkness to create a unique blend of acoustic soul and real-life rock. His passion for music is rivaled only by his goal to help listeners find hope and healing through his message. When not touring tirelessly across the Southwest and Southern states, Clift pens heartfelt songs inspired by past relationships, deep emotions, and his journey to the light. As he prepares to release more personal stories and intimate struggles in an upcoming 2024 album, new and loyal fans alike can expect the hard truths and musical vulnerability that Clift built his reputation on.