As the internet becomes increasingly influential in how people discover and consume new music, major labels are trying their best to keep up with the times. Lately, most of the artists that are being signed and acquired by these companies have already made names for themselves independently through Twitter, YouTube, Soundcloud, and other social networks. Longstanding songwriter Lyndon Rivers is one of those artists who is quietly making a name for himself while doing his own thing and working his way through a myriad of genres at the same time.
The prolific songwriter is once again back on the track with his latest release, “It Never Seems To Last”, featuring Felicity Robinson on vocals. The song is an upbeat electro-pop tune with a sort of subtle retro 80’s new wave vibe. Felicity’s voice compliments the music very nicely as she takes you on a musical journey. It is a heartfelt song with a lush soundscape, beautiful sensitive vocals, and universal lyrics about love. The song seems to connect things all around, and at the root of it is the idea of making a kind of personal breakaway from a psychologically oppressive love environment.
Rivers continues to surprise me with how good his music actually is, regardless of the genre he is working in. “It Never Seems To Last” finds Lyndon Rivers inching ever further away from the sounds of his previous single, “Waiting For You”, taking on a more EDM-oriented production and aesthetic. Rivers is a complex product in a seemingly simple package. His songs are built around big proper melodies that lift you up and spin you round, yet there’s something off-center about them, something sparkly, vivid and exhilarating. He mixes heartfelt emotion with mystical atmospherics and spins smooth electronica into dreamy warmth.
What I like about Lyndon Rivers is his willingness to experiment, and try different sounds. The track, “It Never Seems To Last”, is a great listen, and will even force you to sing out loud as you most definitely get wrapped up in Felicity Robinson’s enchanting vocals!
More About: Born in Bristol, England, Songwriter Lyndon Rivers made the move to Perth , Western Australia , in 1997 . Lyndon said it’s a great place to write songs. He has been inspired by many bands and artists in his life, starting with The Beatles and The Monkees in the 60’s, right through to James Blunt and Ronan Keating.