Riiver Brukes’ unusual gritty and soulful voice brings a powerful edge to some amazing hook laden songs, and is influenced by a broad spectrum of genres and artists, but especially her passion for jazz and blues. Rising through a foundation built from various bands including pop band Cicero (#11 European Dance Charts), Edinburgh’s very own Riiver Brukes released her first solo album, ‘Reformed Soul’ (co-written and produced by Joe Segreti: Bruno Pelletier, Mooch) in 2020. It was then re-released via Epictronic in 2021 and distributed by Sony Orchard. An album that oozes nothing less than the attitude, character and soul of this Scottish Lassie. Riiver continues on releasing epic music...and we hope for another album later this year...
Newsflash: We're super excited to share that Riiver has released another fantastic song 'Little Black Book' and music video (February 3rd, 2023). The song is available to stream and download on all major digital platforms, including Spotify. The music video is also available now to watch on YouTube. As always, please like, comment, share and subscribe to Riiver's YT Channel. Thank you - and enjoy!!
'Little Black Book' was released on February 3rd, 2023 and is a fiery observation of recent years and the struggles faced by everyone. Sadly, we are all just a number in a commercially driven World - so it is a reminder of what is actually important to us as individuals and not to lose faith...
We cannot force someone to love us more or less - and there is no sincerity in staying 'just because...'. You will only waste more of your precious time - and theirs. Respect and love is a two way street. If you are going no where down a one way street, then perhaps it is time to try a new route...
When Tomorrow Comes
‘This song was inspired by an elderly couple walking through my local village. They were desperately trying to hold each other's hand as the old woman struggled to push the frail man in his wheelchair. Clearly unable or unwilling to lose sight of each other - even for a moment. It was perhaps the most beautiful and yet, the most sad thing to witness: Uncertainty, love, vulnerability and precious time - all rolled into a few brief seconds. I knew that they didn’t have much time left together… but then again, I wondered what rich history they had shared…’