Posts Tagged ‘RIVAH’

May 22, 2018

RIVAH’s name might as well be “riveting”. The Australian artist turned in an effortless performance on debut single Untame late last year, transfixing us with a dusky glistening electro R&B emulsion. The track attracted a whole lot of praise and buzz. RIVAH went on to play her debut shows in NYC and LA last fall, and she’s since shared the local stages with the likes of Willow Beats, Golden Vessel, and SAATSUMA. Transitional Love is her latest release, a breathtaking teaser track developed from a first-take demo vocal and accompanied by a DIY iPhone video released ahead of her next single out in June. It’s a weightless gliding, ethereal soothing pop song with transcendental vocals and beautifully haunting, feathery pulsing production. We’re more than ready for that next single, but we’re going to take our time soaking in this celestial beauty in the meantime. Re-visit our Untame feature, here.

October 31, 2017

Sharp slicing, synth sinuous pop greets our ears as we delve into an exceptional debut single from a Australian artist who goes by the name of RIVAH. She turns in an effortless performance on Untame, a dusky glistening electro R&B debut co-produced by Rip Norman (Jarryd James) and Eric J (Chet Faker, Flume). Untame blooms slowly and meticulously, sensuously and intensely. Its heat grows tenfold with every new progression. It awakens our own emotions and longings and escalates them wild and “untamed” heights. RIVAH says of her debut: “We actually wrote this song the day that Prince died – I went into the studio with my producer and we were both gutted, so we decided to pump his music at full blast and dance around the studio like crazy people.” Keep up with RIVAH, who’s inspired by the likes of SZA, Lauryn Hill, Selah Sue, and Chance the Rapper, on Facebook, here.