John River took to Twitter recently to announce he was dropping five previously-unreleased tracks as a thank you to listeners for their support. Among the five tracks was the first song he ever recorded at 14 years old, a rough, soulful cut similar to "Every Evening". The real standout track in my opinion, however, is "Closer To My Dreams". The rising Mississauga emcee hops on Drake's Comeback Season classic and makes it his own, delivering the same heartfelt performance that has become his hallmark. It's unclear when the track was recorded, but thematically, it fits in somewhere between The Calm and his forthcoming project, The Storm. For more on John River, make sure to check out our interview with him. Stream "Closer To My Dreams" below.
Definitely check this one out. John River just released the visuals to "Wherever You Go", the first single off his upcoming release, The Storm. I remember talking to him not too long ago about his latest track and his plans for the music video, so it's great to see the final result. Talk about progress on all fronts; the Mississauga teenager has really stepped up all aspects of his craft in the short time since releasing The Calm. Frequent collaborator Francis Got Heat handles the production on this one, and Trayne gets the director's credits on the cinema-esque visuals. For more on John River, make sure you check out our interview with him. Check out the visuals to "Wherever You Go" below, and keep an eye out for John River this year. The Storm is coming; you've been warned.
John River is back with another video, and in the spirit of the season, he drops a verse over "This Christmas". Joining him are vocalist Sarah Scherb and producer Francis Got Heat, both very talented musicians. With all the young talent in the room, it's too bad the audio quality isn't perfect here. Despite that, it's still a worthwhile listen. Check out the video below.
The time has come! The homie John River just released his debut mixtape today, The Calm. Early favourites include "Seasons of Love", "Hope City", "Every Evening", and "They Say" featuring ANTHM. Overall, The Calm is an inspiring, well thought-out debut - the effort put into this project shines through from start to finish. The Come Up Show caught up with John River for an interview ahead of the mixtape release, and we spoke about The Calm, paying dues, things he's learned from JD Era, and much more. Make sure to give that interview a read, and stream/download The Calm below.
The homie John River just dropped the trailer to his highly-anticipated debut mixtape, The Calm. Along with unveiling the cover art for his upcoming release, the Mississauga up-and-comer also announced a release date: November 20th. Check out the trailer below, and be sure to check out our interview with John River as we discuss The Calm and much more.