He describes his music himself as belonging mainly to the indie folk genre. But since he's also passionate about discovering music, other genres like pop and rock also shape his songs.
It’s important for him to be creative and try different things.
Artists like John Mayer, Yusuf / Cat Stevens, Hozier and Passenger made a big impression on him and influenced his excellent taste in music and inspired him in his fantastic songwriting.
Last year he was particularly impressed by Novo Amor. After discovering him he couldn't stop listening to his music. He has spent a lot of time discovering his discography and this will surely be reflected in future releases.
Another artist who impressed him greatly is Dan Mills, his music reverberating throughout Genesis house.
Even back then he had a lot of fun playing cover songs and his own songs with his guitar for family and friends and was able to constantly develop and grow his music through constructive feedback.
He wrote Little Boy, a soulful, thoughtful but also hopeful song from his first album, when he was 16.
He himself describes his childhood, which was shaped by music, like this,
Now, however, they’re even bigger fans and supporters of their son. With his numerous singles and his two successful albums, 2019's Simple Complications and 2020s Three Quiet Hands, he has proven that he has the stamina
and ambition to consistently pursue his music, one of his most important goals in life, in addition to his professional work as a math high school teacher.
He grew up with two siblings. He shares a love for music with his younger brother Yanny, who's also a songwriter and musician. On his latest album, they collaborated on the song Archer, which Yanny wrote and which also reveals Yanny’s talent and gives hope for more music from him.
Genesis' lyrics are tasteful arrangements and comprehensible emotional songwriting. He tells us in his diverse songs his life experiences and desires of his young life. Despite his consistently very positive and optimistic attitude towards life, he's also adept at blending in his doubts, insecurities and fears in his songs when they arise.
With the help of music, Genesis is able to process his emotions and be his best self.
Here, in conclusion, is a little anecdote that illustrates the deep and wonderful connection and great love for his father,
„at 15 years old, not a week after I got my first job, I went to a music store with my dad. I believe we were there because he had to buy guitar strings or something like. He always told me that his dream guitar was a Larrivée and there were a few in the store. We took one just for fun and I fell in love with it. I had a few bucks in the bank, but not enough to buy it, so my dad offered to help until I had the money to pay him back. All my songs were recorded on that guitar and I’m sure my dad is very happy to play with it from time to time. Haha“.
A week ago Genesis released a remarkable cover version of one of his favourite songs, by Yusuf / Cat Stevens. He makes the song The Wind his own, moving away from the original classic folk song and interpreting it as a modern indie folk song with an electric guitar and synthesizer.
Genesis Ritchot, a name we’ll hear a lot more often in the future and an artist looking at a bright music career.