Posts Tagged ‘River’

April 10, 2018

Do you remember when Bishop Briggs was simply known as Bishop? We sure do, because that’s when we fell head over heels for her stunning vocal skills and vehemently riveting tunes. We’ve been devout supporters and fans of the Los Angeles based singer songwriter since, and we’ve watched in joy as her star ascended. River will always be one of our all time favorite Bishop tracks. If you thought the original was incendiary, wait till you hear her voice on this new acoustic version. Every fine detail is on full display in this stripped down version, and it’s nothing short of jaw-dropping (we can’t shut our mouths, sorry, Bishop). We can’t help but look forward to Bishop Briggs’ debut full length Church Of Scars, out April 20th. You can pre-order it like we did, here. Bishop was recently announced as part of Alt 105.3′s stacked lineup for BFD 2018, going down on May 13th at Concord Pavilion. She last performed in the Subsonic Tent a couple years prior.

January 27, 2018

Who doesn’t love Nena’s 99 Red Balloons, originally 99 Luftballons in German? It’s an utterly infectious frolic, a timeless classic from the 80′s that never seems to get old or obsolete no matter how much time has passed. Swedish producer Oliver Nelson and fellow Swede Tobtok partner up on a revival of the track. They’ve given the endearing tune a bright and airy future funk and tropical disco re-work, featuring vocals by London’s River. 99 Red Balloons is a heartwarming, spirit lifting treat to take with us into the weekend. It’s impossible to be dour or downcast when such a buoyant and jubilant track is coursing through our ears. Grab a copy or stream via alternate platforms, here.

November 18, 2016

“Give me up” is something I never want to do when it comes to a producer like GRMM. The Australian electronic artist made waves last year with his debut six track EP, Die Young. He also thrilled us with some magnificent remixes for the likes of Gorgon City, Disclosure, Rudimental, and more. This year has been just as exciting with the tantalizing array of collaborations, remixes, and originals he’s presented to us. As we prepare for the end of the year and a transition into a new one, GRMM launches a brand new emotionally charged future bass and chill trap cut named Give Me Up, featuring UK vocalist River. Give Me Up is a surging, swelling tsunami, one that leaves my heart fluttering with anticipation for what he has prepared for us next. 

June 25, 2016

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June 23, 2016

Changes are in the air indeed as Swedish producer Oliver Nelson departs from some of his usual opulent slicing, vibrant dicing nu-disco with a chill sparkler named Changes, featuring spellbinding vocals by British songbird River. Changes is still as sprightly as ever, but its smoldering moodiness and dense tropical dreaminess marks a very new direction for the prolific producer. Oliver Nelson calls this new sound of his “deep disco” and it’s a ravishing concoction. Changes will be out June 24th, and it can be pre-ordered now from iTunes.

May 10, 2016

In less than a month from now, I get to see Bishop Briggs (formerly known simply as Bishop) at Live 105′s BFD festival at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. I can’t be more excited. The Los Angeles based singer songwriter burst out of the gates earlier this year with debut songs Wild Horses and River, which have since received plenty of praise all around from tastemakers and fans all across the board. This week, a new video dropped for River, its abstract haunting visuals vivid and dramatic, just like the fiercely volatile blend of soul, blues, and electronica found on the raw and commanding song itself. At the center of it all is Bishop Briggs’ jaw dropping vocal talent. I can’t begin to imagine how spectacular it’s going to be hearing that voice in person. 

January 22, 2016

Los Angeles’ BISHOP bursts out of the gates on second song River with captivating energy and robust strength. The singer songwriter fuses soul, blues, folk, and electronic on River, and then she delivers it with jaw dropping, raw vocals. BISHOP reminds me of another brilliant emerging act named Lewis Del Mar on her rousing, burning song bursting with booming, clattering texture, but she evokes some fiercely confident and earthy Joy Williams, too. River is an intense spectacular through and through, a cathartic and staggering force to be reckoned with.  It comes from a sure to be striking debut EP later this year.

December 5, 2015

It may be early December, but Christmas seems to be all around us already, particularly if you’re much involved in enjoying music. From Best of 2015 year end lists, to holiday music, to making plans for which shows and parties to hit up for celebrations, there’s no doubt that the whole month tends to be pervaded by the spirit of those special days. While I haven’t shared too many holidays related songs so far, this one’s a must. As a fan of Joni Mitchell’s music (I even have her album Blue on vinyl), I was much delighted to find out that British singer songwirter Robyn Sherwell has covered Christmas classic River. She captures the song’s melancholic expressiveness perfectly on the elegant and gentle cover. Alright, Christmas. Now, I’m ready for you. Oh wait, I still need to finish my gift shopping.

September 2, 2015

Salt Lake City duo Oh, Be Clever deliver quite the captivating, bewitching experience on their new single River. It’s a spectacular track that showcases the duo’s sound, a blend of indie electro soul and electronic pop. There are moments on River that I’m heavily reminded of Lana Del Rey and recently buzzing band Transviolet, but the track is imbued with a magnificently dramatic and near operatic soulfulness. Oh, Be Clever’s Brittney Shields explains: “This song is about seeking validation in all the wrong places. When we wrote this I was very insecure. I’d do almost anything to get someone to like me. It’s about the feeling you get when you come to terms with your flaws and let go of the baggage holding you back.” Fiery and intense River is perhaps my favorite gripping song from Oh, Be Clever. It’s a free download, here.

Leon Bridges – River

May 1, 2015

One of the acts that I greatly regret missing out on when I was in Austin for SXSW last month is Leon Bridges. There are few people I’ve talked to who don’t think this guy is brilliant, and from what I’ve heard, he’s incredible live, too. His stirring music blends gospel and soul. Many are eagerly awaiting Leon’s debut album, Coming Home, and today sees him revealing a gorgeous, stripped down ballad off the record, River. I feel like I’ve been baptized after this experience of a song.