“A catchy journey through denial, nostalgia, and acceptance, “I Do” captures the heartrending ache of longing through charming harmonies and poignant, relatable lyricism.” - Atwood Magazine
“A folk-pop kiss-off to a no-good lover, “I Won’t Be Back” builds its way toward a climactic, celebratory chorus…” - Rolling Stone Country
“'I Won't Be Back' is a folk-tinged scorcher that bookends the five-track EP with a declarative bang, sounding as fiery and definitive in its message as its name would imply.” - PopMatters
With exquisite harmonies, gorgeous melodies and emotionally charged, tightly crafted lyrics, Wild Rivers deliver their unique blend of folk-pop songs that are at once inviting and infectious. Their sound is an amalgamation of their various influences, from contemporaries like The Lumineers, Bahamas and Kacey Musgraves to the iconic storytellers of the 70s, like James Taylor, Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac. With over 73 million streams and counting, the Toronto four-piece has earned a dedicated live following thanks to their captivating stage presence.
Following the success of their 2018 EP Eighty-Eight, which received praise from the likes of Rolling Stone Country, PopMatters, Earmilk and No Depression, Wild Rivers is set to release “I Do” on August 9, 2019, an immediately anthemic track that showcases the band’s trademark male/female harmonies to convey the self-inflicted emotional rollercoaster following a breakup. “‘I Do’ is about everything you tell yourself after a relationship ends. There’s a denial that happens, when you convince yourself and your friends that you’ve moved on,” the band explains. “Over time, you can get to a place where you come to terms with the fact that you do still care and miss these things, and there’s a certain relief in that.”
Wild Rivers is Khalid Yassein (vocals, guitar), Devan Glover (vocals), Andrew Oliver (guitar, bass) and Julien Laferriere (drums).