UK-based, singer-songwriter, River, is well known for her sultry vocal work for the likes of GRMM, Televisor, The Shapeshifters, and the massively successful cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” with Tobtok.
Today, River removes the “featuring” preceding her name and steps into the spotlight by releasing her first official single, “Remember Me” through Hoxton-based label, Perfect Havoc. Coming from a featured vocalist background, River understands the importance of her voice being heard as much and as often, by as many people as possible, and on as many channels as possible. As such, she will also be releasing the vocals for any producers looking to put their spin on the record.
Now, as for the song itself, our introduction represents the lyrics quite well; the song begins and our production, a faded flicker of something distinct in the background, muffled yet distinguishable, echoes into the foreground, “Our love is just a memory…”. The chorus crescendos into full depth with skittering hi-hats, heavy kicks, a soft whistle in the treble, panned synths, and deep stabs. River continues to sing about her faded love with lyrics like, “People tell me I should move on / I am better on my own”. As the song ends, our layers of production are peeled away, and the audience assumes that much like the instrumentation, River has finally let the memory go.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/307550841″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]