Wild Rivers have released their new single ‘Better When We’re Falling Apart’ from their highly anticipated second album – Sidelines – set for release on 4th September.
After releasing their self-titled debut album and two EPs, Wild Rivers’ music continues to go from success to success, amassing over 200 million streams on Spotify. Now Wild Rivers continue to build anticipation for the release of their long-awaited second album ‘Sidelines’ next year – on February 4th – by sharing the new single ‘Better When We’re Falling Apart’. Listen here.
‘Better When We’re Falling Apart’ is a poignant ode to a toxic relationship, which focuses on a couple who are always on the verge of a dramatic break up. The song’s introspective lyrics and melodies also reflect the band’s journey, as they continue to navigate new experiences and adapt to adulthood. The single features on ‘Sidelines’, which was co-produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Sharon Van Etten) with Wild Rivers, and recorded in Connecticut, Los Angeles and Kingston, Ontario (where the band formed). It’s a record in which Wild Rivers draw upon a spectrum of sounds, imbuing pop, rock, indie, and folk into each song’s blueprint and this latest track both shows the influences that the band have drawn upon and the journey to their more mature lyricism that will be showcased on Sidelines.
The band commented, “When you’re on the sidelines, you’re watching life go by, and maybe wishing you were wanting to play a different role. There’s a sense of detachment from the experience, which makes it challenging to be present in the moment. On the other hand, only time and space can offer a renewed context that’s otherwise difficult to see while you’re caught up in it. And we’ve literally been sidelined for a year to take it all in. In these songs, we’re making sense of it.”
‘Sidelines’ is available to pre-order here. The album will be released on digital, CD and vinyl formats, while their official store offers signed CDs and vinyl, as well as a range of new merch designs.
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