UK-based Stevie Daniels is set to release his highly-anticipated debut single on Friday 25th September 2020. Down By The River is a song born from thoughts of rivers, flooding and the destruction of riverbanks, which soon became a metaphor for alcohol abuse.
Although this is his debut, Daniels is certainly no stranger to the scene. Earlier this year he was a finalist for best original song at the SW20 Country Music Festival. He recently organised the ‘Saloony Tune’ Festival alongside Jamie Mongardi.
This song has great pace – it’s absolutely perfect for a driving playlist. It boasts a lovely traditional country vibe in terms of the musicianship, but the lack of clarity in the vocal production suffers lets the song down. Still, there’s tremendous potential here for Stevie, who is wildly talented – I’d love to see more boundaries pushed in the next record.