Sidelines [Exclusive Cream]
One of the main themes of Sidelines is presence—that elusive quality of being fully in the moment, rather than dreaming about the past or fretting about the future.
Fortunately for Wild Rivers, nothing promises presence like a locked-in performance. They intentionally built the album like a setlist with a flow of emotional highs and lows, but another analogy for the album might be a road trip. Take the first verse of the wistful, synth-washed “Weatherman”: Rolling down the window of the driver’s seat / looking for a place to breathe, Glover sings, Knowing where I’m at and where I’m meant to be / Trying to close the space between. Wild Rivers don’t claim to have the answers to their heady questions, but they’re not after answers. They’re along for the ride, trying to figure out who they are and how to get there.
Wild Rivers - Sidelines Review