"The River" is a new track by AMFM, struts a hazy rock sound with plenty of melodic engagement. The project comes through David Caruso, who produces his tracks from Brooklyn. Hypnotic guitar swell compliments the chant, which reflects the passage of time, noting that things are “just like yesterday” while simultaneously looking to years to come. As you approach the two-minute mark, a dose of spacey synthesizers adds to the structured bliss. The wave of shoegaze-y guitars that follows rounds off this section as a stellar sequence of events. "The River" is a well-produced gem that rewards the listener with hypnotic structural charm and a strong melodic output.
Per Caruso: “This song was about the competition that was started with social media. The search for likes. The quest to be liked. You will never be really happy. Is it important?"
“The River” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on Obscure Sound's updated Spotify “Best of June 2021” playlist.
The track is also included in the genre-based best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Dream-Pop.
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