River Gods – “Infatuation” (Stripped Down)

Chris Cubbison

L.A. power pop band offers beautiful stripped-down take on Let Me Live lead track

Last year L.A. power pop group River Gods released Let Me Live through Dadstache Records. A confessional, heart-on-your-sleeve shot of emotional vulnerability, tight songwriting, and romantic turmoil, the album captures an infectious and kinetic energy across its 18-minute runtime. 

Today the group has dropped a new video for a “stripped down” version of Let Me Live album opener “Infatuation.” An animated still life scene brought to life by Peter Ferris Rosati, the video’s protagonist is clearly lost in thought – or perhaps arriving at a painful realization. The slow zoom-out spotlights a familiar discomfort in stasis, highlighting the song’s core message of love-lost over time. 

“Tether me to reality / we’re not in love like we used to be / you’re killing me”

This new, dreamy acoustic-tinged re-imagination of the group’s sound is a compelling offering and possible hint at where River Gods are heading next. Shiraz Dhume’s layered harmonies pair well with the filtered lo-fi beat, and “Infatuation” proves that the band can get great results when slowing down and letting the emotional truth soar through new currents.

Watch the group’s new video below and be sure to purchase Let Me Live, out now via Dadstache Records.

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