Birmingham’s Austin Riddle is an interesting artist. He manages to blend hip-hop elements with pop in a flawless smooth manner. His first single, ‘Something Good’, released in 2019 was well received on streaming platforms, racking up over a million streams since it was first released.

Austin Riddles latest track MIA (feat D-Bibbs) will definitely appeal to a broad audience. It has the hallmark sound of a modern R&B track featuring smooth soothing vocals, and a chilled beat behind it. He once again demonstrates a pop crossover style, with various elements blended together. It would easily appeal to any fan of Drake, Justin Bieber etc – which obviously gives this track a big scope for an audience.

What might be surprising to many though, is that there’s a lot more to Austin than meets the eye. With him being a classically trained concert and jazz pianist you wouldn’t naturally expect him to merge into pop & hip hop genres, but he seems to execute this in an excellent fashion, and it obviously shows he’s well-disciplined and talented as an artist.

Although Austin has his eyes set on a worldwide audience, and this dream seems to be unfolding, he still has long standing roots in his hometown of Birmingham. His love for the city was shown last year when he explained “I want to represent my city in a positive light. I have a deep love for Birmingham and I want the city to have a young force to identify with. I want Birmingham to really feel like we’re a part of the conversation within the music industry.”

With a humble and caring character, along with obvious bags of talent, it’s probably only a matter of time before we’re hearing a lot more about him as an artist.

“M.I.A. (feat. D-Bibbs” will be released on August 6th, 2021. To reserve your copy visit the pre-save link here: