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With exquisite harmonies, gorgeous melodies and emotionally charged, tightly crafted lyrics, Wild Rivers deliver their unique blend of folk-pop songs that are at once inviting and infectious. Their sound is an amalgamation of their various influences, from contemporaries like The Lumineers, Bahamas and Kacey Musgraves to the iconic storytellers of the 70s, like James Taylor, Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac. With over 100 million streams and counting, the Toronto four-piece has earned a dedicated live following thanks to their captivating stage presence.
Following the success of their 2018 EP Eighty-Eight, which received praise from the likes of Rolling Stone Country, PopMatters, Earmilk and No Depression, Wild Rivers is set to release “I Do” on August 9, 2019, an immediately anthemic track that showcases the band’s trademark male/female harmonies to convey the self-inflicted emotional rollercoaster following a breakup. “‘I Do’ is about everything you tell yourself after a relationship ends. There’s a denial that happens, when you convince yourself and your friends that you’ve moved on,” the band explains. “Over time, you can get to a place where you come to terms with the fact that you do still care and miss these things, and there’s a certain relief in that.”
Wild Rivers is Khalid Yassein (vocals, guitar), Devan Glover (vocals), Andrew Oliver (guitar, bass) and Julien Laferriere (drums).
Allman Brown has been hailed amongst today’s most compelling new singer-songwriters, a preternaturally gifted vocalist, performer, and tunesmith whose own remarkable journey allows him rare access to the universal. DARLING, IT’LL BE ALRIGHT, the London-based Brown’s long awaited sophomore LP, more than delivers on the promises made by such breakthrough singles as 2013’s “Sons & Daughters” and 2017’s acclaimed debut album, 1000 YEARS. Recorded in January 2019 with longtime collaborator Ian Barter (Amy Winehouse, Paloma Faith), the album marks an immense evolution in his artistry, its bold sonic approach providing the ideal backdrop to Brown’s distinctive lyrical vision. Songs like “Home” and the passionate first single, “Shapes In The Sun,” are both intimate and epic, their carefully etched power and passion built to soothe, arouse, and inspire genuine emotion and personal action.