Rorie is a singer-songwriter, crafting music that tells stories of both heartache and hope. With poetic lyrics and ambient vocals, Rorie brings listeners along for a familiar journey through life’s highs and lows. Her newest EP, ‘Dawn’ is a lush combination of electro and cinematic pop, while still maintaining her signature, singer-songwriter sound. The EP was produced by award winning cinematic producer Tommee Proffit, and written and performed by Rorie. The release reached #7 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart.
Her debut EP, ‘Singing & Silence,’ was featured top 5 in the iTunes Singer-Songwriter New Artist Spotlight. Produced by grammy nominated producer Chad Copelin (Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Belle), these songs highlight intricate composition, uplifting melodies, and storytelling lyrics. Prior to this, Rorie released a single, “Restore,” which was funded by 98 Kickstarter backers. The song was inspired by her time working for an anti-human trafficking non-profit in NYC, and has resulted in annual donations to organizations that are doing this important work. Rorie is currently writing and singing as much as possible, with the hopes that you will find a part of the story you love and connect to.
'DAWN' EP reached #7 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart
Debut EP, 'Singing & Silence' produced by Chad Copelin (Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Belle), featured top 5 in the iTunes Singer-Songwriter New Artist Spotlight
Successful Kickstarter campaign with 98 backers helping to bring "Restore" song and video to life. "Restore" was produced by Sam Ashworth (Switchfoot, Joy Williams) and engineered by Richie Biggs (The Civil Wars, Amy Grant) All profits from song downloads of “Restore” are donated to Nomi Network and Restore NYC.
Climate Music Video produced by Open Valve Studios, Los Angeles based film company (a collaboration for their portfolio)
Headlined at Jammin Java in Vienna, VA - x3, 165+ tix
Opened sold out shows for Josh Garrels, Elise Trouw + opened for Charlotte Martin (mini tour), Leroy Sanchez, Reeve Carney, and Emily Hearn
Performed at venues such as: Union Stage, Rockwood Music Hall, World Cafe Live, The Bitter End, The Living Room, Bowery Electric, Cafe Vivaldi, etc.
Performed at Nomi Network gala overlooking Central Park in NYC
Licensed music to an online blog community with 6K views/month and an actor with an online community of 12K+ followers
Partnered with and Performed at Anthropologie stores 4x (Georgetown, DC and Old Town Alexandria stores) on Black Friday for over 2K customers throughout the day, sold CDs in store
Atwood Magazine: "Authenticity rings through her words, and feeling through her music."
Lemonade Magazine: "What do you get when you take a piano-driven ballad and mix it with breathtakingly tender vocals and a strong sense of purpose? You get Rorie. […] And let’s not forget that beyond that near-perfect voice, the Washington, DC-based artist has a gift in her ability to turn a phrase that keeps her lyrics approachable and relatable. Rorie‘s brilliance can also be noted in her hopeful storytelling throughout the EP [...] Rorie is everything you could want in an artist and it all shines through on Dawn."
Ellenwood EP: "...it’s obvious that Rorie will quickly become a well known solo artist of her own right. With two standout EPs under her belt so soon in her musical career, she is definitely one to keep an eye on in the future."
Connection Newspapers: "Local Pop Star Rorie Sings her way to the Big Time"
Wolf in a Suit: "Cinematic indie pop soundscape that houses verses that hit deep and hit true while being delivered by a voice that is mesmerizing and full of emotions and a story that can be felt as ours – fall in love with the verses, the melody and that unknown that exudes from Rorie."
A Bit of Pop Music: "The collection of four songs moves between anthemic ballads (‘Fall and Rise’) and mysterious electronic pop (‘Measureless’). ‘Gold’ is a strings and piano driven gem and title track ‘Dawn’ might be the catchiest and poppiest one of them all. All four tracks have a distinct identity and yet they blend so well with each other. Stunning EP!"
Playlistplay: (Dawn Single Premiere) "Her gorgeous voice is lowered down to a subtle but powerful tone, allowing us to relate to the downtrodden feeling of not being able to see a clear path forward..."
Playlistplay: "Rorie makes expertly arranged piano pop with lyrics grounded in reality and vocals that border on perfection."
Big City Thoughts: (Climate Music Video Premiere) "Singer-Songwriter Rorie is back with another stunning music video for her song 'Climate.'"
Hometown Sounds: "'Storyteller' got the music video treatment from Stephen Stonestreet of Charlottesville’s Stonestreet Creative, and it beautifully presents this young singer-songwriter poised for wider attention."