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Colette Rivers - Single/Video Review: Memory Lake

08 May 2022 // A review by Corinne Rutherford
New Zealand-American indie folk artist Colette Rivers has just released a video for her latest song Memory Lake. The video was filmed on the shores of Lake Taupo and is also the theme of her song. The video itself is uncomplicated with no trickery, allowing you to absorb the original composition of the track. The voice behind the lyrics offers full bodied harmonious tones which have been compared to Stevie Nicks coupled with Joni Mitchell.


There is a rawness about her sound that appealed to me, a grunginess combined with an intense broad vocal range.

Rivers' lyrics on Memory Lake are heartfelt and beautifully descriptive, reflecting her “deep connection to earth and sea” and her personal attachment to Lake Taupo. There is a spiritual element to this track which is evident in her poetic lyrics and delivery.

Melodic guitar is complimented by keyboard creating a gentle almost eerie sound.

The music video which is beautifully simple in its delivery was filmed by Rivers long-time friend and photographer, Abby Dance, on the shores of Lake Taupo – her hometown.

Memory Lake is an alluring track full of emotional relevance, accompanied by extraordinary vocals.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Colette Rivers

An indie-folk artist, New Zealand-American songwriter Colette Rivers brings together an eclectic mix of guitars, drums, folk instruments and synths to create music that is both uplifting and melancholic.

Rivers’ voice shivers with the raw expressiveness of greats like Bruce Springsteen or Stevie Nicks coupled with a high, litling range similar to Joni Mitchell or Joan Baez. When she opens up, she's a powerhouse.

Enter EP Wandering Thoughts - a 4 track release featuring Rivers’ latest single Kamikaze Girlfriend written about the twisted ways people can give all to love. It was written and recorded/ produced in Rivers’ home studio in the Wairarapa, NZ, just outside of the capital, Wellington.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Colette Rivers

Releases

Memory Lake
Year: 2021
Type: Album

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