The band’s effortless harmonies surround the brooding lyrics which reflect the weight we carry, while ultimately finding acceptance. Wild Rivers Khalid Yassein [guitar, vocals, keys] says, “The song came out of a period of depression. Even after you check all of the boxes, practice mindfulness, drink eight glasses of water a day, it can still rear its ugly head. This is the moment where you throw your hands up and give in to it. This song is like the catharsis that comes with that feeling.”
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'Sidelines' captures Wild Rivers [Yassein, Andrew Oliver (lead guitar, synths), Devan Glover (vocals)] as they navigate their twenties, moving from the college years into the uncharted territories of adulthood. While introspective and thoughtful, songs on 'Sidelines' also offer the lighthearted fun of discovering a whole new world.
Co-produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Sharon van Etten) and Wild Rivers, 'Sidelines' was recorded in Connecticut, Los Angeles and Kingston, Ontario. The band first caught audiences’ attention with their 2016 self-titled debut, followed by their acclaimed EPs, 2018’s Eighty-Eightand 2020’sSongs To Break Up To. The band have amassed over 200 million streams for Wild Rivers’ music overall, and over two million listeners and upward of 100,000 followers on Spotify.