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June 21, 2022

Tuesday Tip-Off: Riley Pearce

It’s always frustrating when we just…can’t…quite…find the right words to describe a song we dig, which is either a sign of the slippery mercurial nature of a tune or our own failing brain function, which might possibly also due to mercury (either in retrograde or in our sushi). “The Water” by Riley Pearce is such a song. A slow building, almost hypnotic, sound track of minimalist percussion and staccato guitars lay the foundation for the vocals, smooth and layered and hushed but not capital H hushed. It’s an intimate epic and epically intimate, and underneath there’s a hint of something brooding but not sinister. Brooding Lite is the vibe on this one, with secrets on the precipice of revealing themselves.

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