Indie Trio Wild Rivers Return With New Single “Don’t”

January 27, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Today, trio Wild Rivers share their driving new indie pop single, “Don’t,” an upbeat earworm tackling the breaking point of a relationship. The band explains, “I’ve heard the adage my whole life: when you know, you know. People describe love at first sight as an irrevocable moment when you know you want to be with someone forever. I’m not sure it always shakes out like that. In my experience, as you get to know someone, you slowly come closer to knowing. It boils down to making an active decision to choose someone or not. If not, you try to make a really painful, adult decision to move on, and you try to trust that it’s the right decision even when it’s hard. This song is about making that call.” The track is their first new single since their 2022 album, Sidelines.


Wild Rivers [Khalid Yassein (guitars, vocals, keys), Andrew Oliver (lead guitar, synths), Devan Glover (vocals)] latest album, Sidelines, which debuted at #9 in the U.S. on the Spotify Debut Album Chart, captures the band as they navigate their twenties, moving from the college years into the uncharted territories of adulthood. Itwas co-produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Sharon van Etten) and recorded in Connecticut, Los Angeles, and Khalid and Devan’s college town of Kingston, Ontario. Described by Line of Best Fit as “a confident and mature record,” while Wonderland said it is “sure to calm your soul and centre your mind” and Under the Radar lauded the band’s sophomore album as “a piece of poignant pop beauty.” Wild Rivers have earned over 400 million streams, 4 million monthly listeners, and a devoted fanbase for their expertly crafted harmonies, introspective lyricism, and incredible live show. The band spent the majority of 2022 on the road in support of, Sidelines, selling out venues like Brooklyn Steel in NYC and the El Rey in LA and playing festivals like Bonnaroo and Bottlerock. They are currently working on new music.

Stay tuned for more to come from Wild Rivers.