Indie trio Wild Rivers return with their wistful new song, “Amsterdam,” a coming-of-age love story told through the band’s exquisite harmonies and infectious melodies. The song is a beauty to hear, and the visuals are perfect as it tells the story of a friend’s breakup who had big plans to move to Europe to be with her long-distance boyfriend.
Speaking about the track, co-lead vocalist and songwriter Khalid Yassein said:
One day, out of nowhere, he called it all off over the phone. I imagined all the things she had been looking forward to, and I started writing a song from her perspective. Your early 20s are such a hard, transitional age. You’re coming out of your youth and strewn into the real world, and it’s sink or swim. Oftentimes, you make plans and envision this reality that doesn’t pan out as you expected, and that type of devastation felt like a really raw and relatable emotion that I wanted to draw from.”
Check out the video below.