Interview: River

    New York born musician River is a fresh face in the indie-pop scene, but with his talent it is no doubt he forecasts himself a bright future.

    With his debut EP ‘Kayuta’ released, the young and promising River joined us for an interview to talk about his music.

    Hi, how are you?

    Fantastic! Just watched a thunder storm from my window.

    So how did you get into music?

    I’ve always loved music, but it wasn’t until a few years ago I gathered the courage to pursue it. Just started writing and producing on my own.

    How did you come up with the name River?

    It actually came from the Springsteen song “The River”. Which is arguably his best song I think.

    How did your song ‘Kids’ come about?

    I wrote it about how the future seems so bright and easy when you’re a kid, but as you get older things like money, relationships, and other pressures change your decision making process. The writing was quick for me and then I had an AMAZING producer named Matt ( take my demo to another level. He really helped nail that wistful, yearning feeling.

    Who/what influences your work?

    So many things. Other musicians, my relationship, my surroundings. My new EP Kayuta was all inspired my spending time living here on Kayuta Lake in upstate New York and my experiences.

    Describe yourself in one word.


    Describe your music in one word.


    What is your definition of Culture?

    The first thing that came to my head is change. People are always changing, the times change, and along with it culture changes. Each generation creates their own….not exactly a definition!

    To find out more about River follow him here on Twitter.

    Modestas Mankus
    Modestas Mankus
    Modestas is the Editor-in-Chief at Our Culture Mag. He regularly delves into modern art, fashion, and photography. Modestas is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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