Music history is full of cheesy break-up songs and Hamburg-based, California-bred road-tripping duo River abandon the obvious choices of songwriting topics and take a more entertaining approach serving us with their debut single ‘Inappropriate’ an addictive, moan-free, summer banger that takes us back in time to the most carefree years of our lives.
The song comes with an 80s stylised video starring Emma Grey as a main character living her life freely and definitely not playing by the rules. The whole creates a perfect manifesto of “not letting yourself get dragged down only because life doesn’t play by your rules.”
As they explain:
This song is like traveling back in time to when we were still kids living each day to the fullest, not a care in the world. Not taking life and ourselves too seriously can be a lot harder than expected but with just the right bit of distance it’s a lot less drama than you think.
Adding just the right dose of bittersweet longing into an otherwise cheerful indie romp, wanderlust duo River show off their craftsmanship on their very first impression.