Aussie singer songwriter Jack River first came to my attention with her brilliant cover of Cigarettes After Sex's "Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby." Now readying the release of her debut EP, Highway Songs No.2, Rivers has released the glorious single, "Palo Alto."
Having stated she, "wanted to find the line between the '90s, early 2000’s and now," there's no doubt River has achieved this with "Palo Alto."
The opening riff is reminiscent of Nirvana's classic, "Come As You Are," before developing into a hazy hybrid of '90s rock and modern indie-pop.
River's shimmering vocals also add a touch of nostalgia, with the singer explaining the song concept, "about letting go but not giving up, melancholic-but-sure endings, and people realising magic when it’s too late - even though you knew it all along.”
Highway Songs No. 2 is set for release October 7.