Have A Feel Of Sam Obrist’s ‘River Rising’ Album

Diving into the world of independent music, Sam Obrist’s latest creation, “River Rising,” is an eloquent experience that leaves an indelible mark. Released on a serene Friday in August, this album emerges from the depths of winter and spring, a concoction of emotions poured into a musical canvas. Obrist’s artistic exploration took root in his Bed-Stuy apartment, Brooklyn, a place that seemingly infused its essence into the very fabric of his music.

With a modest track count of seven, “River Rising” embarks on an enchanting odyssey, guided by intricately woven melodies and poignant verses. Obrist masterfully unravels his vulnerabilities and muses on themes of intimacy and growth, painting lyrical landscapes that resonate with the longing to break free from the enigma that surrounds us all.

Obrist’s nimble fingers dance across his acoustic guitar, a loyal companion that leads us through his narrative. The album also showcases his versatility as he deftly handles instruments like bass and keys, harmonizing them under his captivating vocals that take the center stage.

In this artistic endeavor, Obrist’s touch is felt across every facet, excluding the percussive heartbeat that is entrusted to the talented Marcus Dembinski. While Obrist took charge of the album’s production and most of the mixing, the collaboration with producer Ryan Mackstaller added the final brushstrokes, refining the intricacies of sound in both mixing and mastering.

Sam Obrist’s musical expedition finds its roots in Syracuse, NY, and blooms vibrantly in the heart of New York City. Having been entwined with the Brooklyn and East Village music scene, Obrist has cultivated his craft through local performances and open mics, nurturing connections with fellow artists who share his passion. His songwriting journey commenced at the tender age of ten, blossoming into a full-fledged artistic expression that encapsulates his personal growth, spiritual evolution, and a yearning for autonomy.

“River Rising” is a culmination of these transformative experiences, encapsulating Obrist’s evolution as a musician and storyteller. The album introduces us to his warmth and brilliance through tracks like ‘Targets’ and ‘Late Bloomer,’ each note a testament to his sonic maturation. The album envelops us with a radiant tapestry of sound, a breezy ambiance that mirrors the captivating essence of the rising river, guiding us through its currents of emotion.

As Sam Obrist firmly establishes his presence with this debut offering, he emerges as a luminary on the musical horizon. “River Rising” is not just an album but a beacon of his artistic journey, a promise of more wonders yet to be uncovered. With every note, Obrist beckons us to accompany him on this enthralling expedition, one that promises to etch its mark on the ever-evolving landscape of indie music.

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