Fil Bo Riva – If You’re Right, It’s Alright EP

If You're Right, It's Alright is the cherry on the top of this terrific, attention grabber, "repeat button" enticer artist that is Fil Bo Riva.

Picture credits to Juliane Spaete

Fil Bo Riva has just released his debut E.P. If You’re Right, It’s Alright, which is everything and more than what we expected. If you are a fan of Matt Corby, Hozier and George Ezra, you will enjoy this artist. He brings a raw folk-rock-soul promise of an escape from the rational reality to a world of sensations. And that’s mainly due to him use his work for “searching for the only voice that matters – his own“. But before we dive into the E.P., we thought you’d might like to learn a bit more about this multi-cultural artist:

Fil Bo Riva was born and raised in Rome, the Italian music of the 1960s influenced his approach to melody, as did his early liking for the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. The four years he spent in a monks’ boarding school for boys in Ireland introduced him to a widely varied scene of international music. But it was his move to Berlin and an unhappy romance which catalyzed his decision to give it a go as a serious musician, igniting the songwriting touchpaper which had always been inside him, waiting for its moment.

If You’re Right, It’s Alright

First track is the first snippet (and second release ~ever~) he gave us about half a year ago and was the first feature we wrote about Fil Bo Riva. Like Eye Did was the big bang bang to Fil Bo Riva, counting with over 1M streams on Spotify.

Franzis is the second track and it starts off really light and incorporates a happier pace than the previous one. And is one to fall in love with. I mean, who wouldn’t want a man singing his heart out to them? Love me and I’ll love you more (…) I’ll love you all, ’cause I’m a man, baby, that’s all I know, yeah I’m a mad man, that’s all I know.

Halfway through and we get Greeningless, a song designed to spotlight the hurt with his gravel vocals, to entice a visceral reaction that culminantes in chills running down your spine. Take it all, take it all, take it all, leave it; Take it all, take it all, take it all, make me feel meaningless.

Runner up is Killer Queen, which was officially released on August, 19th. An equally touching and melodic song, this is about don’t minding to go crazy over a mysterious, cold, unattached woman. She is powerful and we get hypnotized by his version of her every time we hear this track. We also covered this song on the article aforementioned.

Ending beautifully this E.P., we get The Falling which is, for us, the best song we heard from an self-described self-taught artist. The voice, so composed, always in control. The melody that runs through and keeps the song strong together. And the piano with that cool groove. It has the precision vs playfulness that immediately recalls the one and only Benjamin Clementine. This track is the cherry on the top of this terrific, attention grabber, “repeat button” enticer E.P.

 

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