Riley Pearce performs ‘8 Hour Drive’ Live From Happy


Alt Folk singer-songwriter Riley Pearce recently visited the Live from Happy studios with his single 8 Hour Drive. It was released in November 2021 and is the first single from his debut album which was released in June 2022.

Following a successful string of EPs, the single 8 Hour Drive is written about memories of a European tour in 2019 and realising how much he missed the ups and downs of touring when it was taken away.

8 Hour Drive was Mixed and Recorded by Tim McArtney, Owen Penglis and Radi Safi. 

This Live from Happy session was made possible by the generous support of ATEN who provide innovative solutions for making better connections. In this session Happy utilised the indispensable ATEN UH3237 USB-C Docking Station.

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Coming straight off the plane from his hometown of Perth into the Happy studios Riley picked his guitar beautifully as he sang through his story about the 8 hour drive between Zurich and Amsterdam.

Here’s what Riley had to say about 8 Hour Drive before taking to the stage:

“I wrote this song back when covid first hit and touring was taken away and I was really missing it. I took for granted all the tours I had done recently and I was craving to that experience back again.

This is the song that came from those thoughts.”

Check out the performance below:

To find out more about Riley Pearce and his debut album, head over to his Instagram.

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