Thursday, April 30, 2015

New Song by Black Rivers, "Voyager 1" (Debut Album Out September 2)

Andy (left) and Jez Williams (Photo: Twitter Account)
I was eager to give a listen to Black Rivers, a new band with two thirds of the U.K. band Doves, a fave of mine from the first decade of this century and my pick for a reboot. With frontman Jimi Goodwin busy with a solo project, brothers Andy and Jez Williams started creating music on their own. The result is Black Rivers, with the two sharing vocal duties for an overreaching sound that is wonderfully familiar.

“Some bands are rooted in the reality of the here and now,” says Jez. “I suppose we’ve always been about escapism: searching for something. That’s the link, but I wouldn’t want to think we sound too much like Doves. The exciting thing about Black Rivers is that we had the freedom to go wherever we wanted.”  A self-titled debut will be out in the U.S. this September, but listen to the single "Voyager 1" via the video below or on YouTube. The space adventure concept is written, designed, drawn, animated, edited and directed by Alden Volney -- complementing the musical journey of the song, already a pick for my next playlist.