New River Music

This Week’s New River Music

Title: The Joke
Artist: Brandi Carlile
Album: The Joke
Released: November 13, 2017

Two days after having the pleasure of having Brandi Carlile headline at our annual RiverFeast, this amazing single got released. During an interview, she described the meaning of the song: “There are so many people feeling misrepresented [today]”, she said. “So many people feeling unloved. Boys feeling marginalized and forced into these kind of awkward shapes of masculinity that they do or don’t belong in… so many men and boys are trans or disabled or shy. Little girls who got so excited for the last election, and are dealing with the fallout. The song is just for people that feel under-represented, unloved, or illegal.” Look out for her entire album, “By The Way, I Forgive You” out in 2018.

Title: Too Good At Goodbyes
Artist: Sam Smith
Album: The Thrill Of It All
Released: September 8, 2017

Sam Smith has won 4 Grammys and 1 Oscar, which is why there is no surprise his new song “Too Good At Goodbyes” is already in the Billboard Top 10. The song is from his new album “The Thrill Of It All”. Sam has said that this song is about a five-month relationship he had that took three official breakups to finally end.

Title: Wild and Reckless
Artist: Blitzen Trapper
Album: Wild and Reckless
Released: October 25, 2017

Earlier this year, Blitzen Trapper staged a rock opera about love, science fiction and the golden era of Portland, OR, and they called it “Wild and Reckless”. This new album is the first release that the band has made from their very own label. When asked how the band got their name, singer-guitarist Eric Early states that it came from a girlfriend in the seventh grade, “She had a binder called a ‘Trapper Keeper.’ It had those metal clasps that you put your papers in. I remember she had this pink Christmas-themed one that had pictures of Santa and his reindeer on it. She called it her ‘Blitzen Trapper’ because Blitzen was her favorite reindeer. That always stuck with me for some reason.”

Title: Ahead Of Myself
Artist: X Ambassadors
Album: Ahead Of Myself
Released: July 21, 2017

The song, “Ahead Of Myself” is the band’s fourth single release this year on their upcoming album that is expected to be out in 2018. The music video of this single is uniquely special according to lead singer Sam Harris. He explains, “With the ‘Ahead of Myself’ video, we wanted to take something that everyone takes for granted in music videos and turn that on its head. Instead of lip-syncing along to the words, the vocals would be recorded live, in the moment. We hoped to create something vulnerable and imperfect with this video, because that’s what the song is all about – embracing your fears and still diving in head-first”.

List of Recent River Music

Last updated November 22, 2017
Title Artist Album
No Roots Alice Merton Single
All On My Mind Anderson East Single
Adore Amy Shark Night Thinker
Wild and Reckless Blitzen Trapper Wild and Reckless
The Joke Brandi Carlile The Joke
Skyline Broken Social Scene Hug Of Thunder
Whole Wide World Cage The Elephant Unpeeled
So Tied Up Cold War Kids L.A. Divine
Stand By My Girl Dan Auerbach Waiting On A Song
Jumpstarting Deer Tick Vol. 2
Only The Wild Ones Dispatch Single
Painted Yellow Lines Dispatch America, Location 12
Don’t Matter Now George Ezra Single
My Mind Is For Sale Jack Johnson All The Light Above It Too
Say You Won’t Let Go James Arthur Back from the Edge
Lucky Penny JD McPherson Undivided Heart And Soul
Take It All Back Judah & the Lion Folk Hop ‘n Roll
Around The World Kings of Leon Walls
Reverend Kings of Leon Walls
Time’s Always Leaving The Lone Bellow Walk Into A Storm
The Night We Met Lord Huron Strange Trails
Sleep On The Floor The Lumineers Cleopatra
The Gold Manchester Orchestra A Black Mile To The Surface
Love & Hate Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate
Two High Moon Taxi Single
Hurt Somebody Noah Kahan Single
Anywhere Passenger Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea
Miles Phillip Phillips Single
Feel It Still Portugal. The Man Single
Too Good At Goodbyes Sam Smith The Thrill Of It All
You’re The Best Thing About Me U2 Songs Of Experience
Lay It On Me Vance Joy Lay It On Me (Single)
Revolution Van William ft. First Aid Kit Revolution
One Foot Walk The Moon What If Nothing
Ahead Of Myself X Ambassadors Ahead Of Myself

Selected New Music Videos