Artist: Riley Pearce
Song: If I Knew
Based: Perth, Australia
Stands out: Warm indie vibes
If you like: Bon Iver
‘If I Knew’ is the latest music video from Australian artist Riley Pearce. He’s amassed millions of listens and streams over the years and there’s a reason why… He’s great.
Atmospheric percussion and drums combined with some muted synth keys and a bit of guitar are what makes up the core of ‘If I Knew’.
The song is chill, indie and quite warming to listen to. We felt it was a sound that hovers somewhere between Bon Iver and Bruce Springsteen (circa Nebraska).
Riley Said: “I wrote If I Knew about 30 minutes before leaving for a gig. I still didn’t have a second verse for it so it was finished in a porta-loo 15 minutes before I hit the stage. We recorded that song in Melbourne with Hayden Calnin in between 2 weekends of shows and it came together so naturally that I decided to record the whole EP with him.”