In early 2020, Rivers Of England were preparing to record their third album. When the pandemic took off they decided to continue with the recording project, but it forced them to change how they approached it. The greater time at home coincided with good weather and a period of greater reflection had arrived.
This is how Robin Spalding, frontman and songwriter recalls this time: "I live in a cottage in the woods and a two minute walk through the trees takes me to a river that opens out into a secluded lake. Each evening in the spring, I would take my guitar, mic, phone and chair to the riverbank and record the songs to a click track. Sitting in this environment and having more time changed how the songs developed - they had more of a classical singer songwriter feel to them as they had to work by the river in the first instance for them to be considered worthy of being on the EP. By the summer, we'd layered our parts on separately and found that this approach really suited our music." Come with me to the riverbank at eight in the evening in spring and let the songs mean whatever you want them to.
"The way the track rises from its atmospheric drift into something impassioned and searching is just fantastic, showing real skill in the process.” (“Various Small Flames about the track "Time Rolls On!"
"Always On My Mind" is the first single of the upcoming album "Eight In The Evening In Spring" and releases Friday, 14.05.2021.