In the vibrant Leeds music scene, a fresh talent is blooming, a star destined to shine bright. At twenty, Uriah Glasford Smith, widely known by his moniker, Change1Only RBA, is a beacon of authentic musical expression, etching a unique place in the sonic landscape of the United Kingdom. Born in Birmingham yet raised in Leeds, Uriah is a sterling testimony to youth, purpose, and an old soul striving to navigate the dynamic ebbs and flows of the music industry.
Change1Only RBA’s musical journey kicked off when he was a mere fifteen-year-old. Yet, it’s more than merely about beats and melodies for him – it’s weaved with escapism, dreams, and an unyielding integrity against all odds. Much like a storm weathered seafarer, this budding musician has lost companions along the way, only to find new allies in the form of a burgeoning fan base captivated by his magnetic music.
To ask Change1Only RBA to describe his music would be an entreaty to listen to stories encapsulating his life and struggles. His music is a sonic canvas mirroring his life’s journey and trials, presented raw and untouched to audiences hungry for authenticity. Each song he composes and performs functions as a serenade to resilience and growth, striking a cordial chord with listeners traversing similar paths in life.
As such, an essential message he longs to deliver to aspiring artists is the significance of being authentic and remaining true to oneself. The world craves change, yearning for something diverse. He fervently believes the globe needs more artists like him— unapologetic, original, and brimming with desire to transform music spheres.
Indeed, it seems Uriah was on to something. His first major breakthrough came in the form of his heartrending single, “Purpose”. Garnering a staggering 17 million views, Uriah immortalized his life and the barriers he overcame to break into the music industry in this masterfully crafted single. Dripping with raw emotion and penetrating lyrics, it struck a resonant chord with his audience, catapulting him into newfound success.
This journey from his initial single at age fifteen, “My Story,” up to his transformative hit, “Purpose,” remarkably demonstrates Uriah’s rapid growth as an artist. Every lyric he affectionately curates brims with palpable pain and profound wisdom. He’s not just making music; he’s carving out auditory cathedrals of catharsis and connection.
With his riveting presence on Instagram and engaging content on Youtube, Uriah is also successfully making inroads into the digital realm. Undoubtedly, his social media platforms present a glimpse into his musical world, leaving fans craving more.
Uriah aspires for his music to serve listeners as a beacon of understanding that they are not alone, no matter the life storms they navigate. His transparency is his strength, connecting him to an audience that finds solace and strength in that shared humanity.
With “Purpose,” already creating record-breaking waves, fans eagerly anticipate Change1Only RBA’s next endeavors. Uriah looks forward to making “Purpose” – already a monumental success, an even bigger project. His ambition is clear – he’s all set to make the world take notice and leave his unique musical legacy.
The future is filled with exciting prospects for Uriah. On the cards is his highly anticipated new single – a project that, if anything, promises to amplify his distinctive sound. But one thing is unquestionably clear – as Change1Only RBA, Uriah Glasford Smith is changing not only music but also narratives about authenticity and resilience in the industry.