James Humprys -- The River

“The River” by James Humphrys

Our Song of the Day is from Bristol-based songwriter and musician James Humphrys, who let it loose on his new single.

He discussed the track in a press statement:

“‘The River’ was an opportunity for me to have fun with recording! It started out as a bass-line that I crafted the rest of the track around. I’d never really considered myself that good at bass but knew I wanted to make it a firm aspect in the track. I was listening to a lot of French disco music at the time.”

Note to self: listen to more French disco music. “The River” is a blast — with that aforementioned bass-line guiding a funk-filled dream pop sound that’s punctuated with jagged guitar licks and complex percussion.