RIVRS – Friend Lover (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
Following the release of their debut single ‘Friend Lover’ on Charli XCX’s Vroom Vroom Recordings imprint – a subsidiary of Atlantic Records UK, Charlotte Mallory (vocalist) and Fin Munro (multi-instrumentalist/keys) aka RIVRS have shared an electrifying rework from Detroit via Berlin producer Jimmy Edgar.
RIVRS are set to invade the airwaves over coming months with their elevating synths, seductive vocals and glistening pop. The duo’s sound draws inspiration from an array of artists such as Saint Etienne, Everything But The Girl as well as ‘80s indie pioneers, The Cure. Their nocturnal debut track ‘Friend/Lover’, which is one of the first songs they wrote, explores a personal relationship with its synth leanings and euphoric production, marking the very beginning of RIVRS assured rise (listen here). RIVRS commented – “Friend Lover’ is a song about unrequited love. We worked on the video with director Hannah Marshall, and it focuses on the idea of feeling trapped and unsure as to whether you should let your feelings for a friend be known.” You can watch the beautiful, accompanying video to ‘Friend/Lover’ below, produced by Hannah Marshall. At the end of last year, the duo unveiled their track ‘Last Love’, which launched on the New Faces II compilation from influential French label, Kitsuné Records and premiered on Billboard.com. They also played a sold-out show at London’s Camden Barfly. RIVRS are currently working on their debut album with Mark Ralph (Hot Chip, Years & Years).