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Montreal's Loryn Taggart has crafted a beautifully sweet song that has a hidden biting edge. "The River" is a slow paced indie rock/folk/pop song that slowly meanders while building in instrumentation but not really intensity (although it does have one of the most unexpected and fulfilling surprises at the end). At the forefront throughout the song is Taggart's voice, which is impossibly captivating. Part of that could be the biting edge that lurks just beneath the surface beauty of the song. As Taggart explains:
"I once moved across the world for someone I thought I loved. I didn't listen to myself, or my heart, I just followed the wind. My gut told me one thing and I ignored it. That person made me feel like I wasn't good enough, strong enough, or smart enough to face life alone. 'The River' is a song about relocating internationally for love, and realizing that it was a one-sided sacrifice. I need a man to cross the river is said in a sarcastic measure."
You can listen to "The River" below. For more on Loryn Taggart, check out the artist's website.