When the message is passionate and the voice is soulful and stirring, the instrumental support needs to step back. Thankfully, that was the strategy behind the arrangement of “Don’t Give Up On Me.” The track from RIVVRS begins with gentle piano and minimalist percussion and guitar. They enhance the beauty of the track without stepping on the passion in the lyrics and vocals. The instruments step forward during bridges, but seem to understand the importance of respecting the message.
Originally hailing from Northern California, RIVVRS – née Brandon Zahursky – comes from a very diverse background, from which he draws inspiration for his music. His sound has the authenticity of Americana music mixed with prominent pop influences from bands such as Alt-J, Glass Animals, and Shakey Graves. Since releasing his first material in 2014, he has had over thirty song placements in films such as "When We First Met," television shows including "About A Boy and Bates Motel," and commercials for Reebok, UFC, and ESPN. He has also amassed over eight million streams on Spotify alone, all while remaining completely independent as an artist.