By Remington Fioraso
Album – Bleak Sounds
Release Date – May 27, 2014
Genre – Indie Rock
Vancouver’s River of Kings is the solo project of guitarist/vocalist Jordan Irwin, who has played with bands including Whoa! She’s a Babe and Whitfield. On May 27, 2014, he will be releasing his Bleak Sounds EP. The extended play was written, recorded, engineered, produced, and mixed by Irwin. It contains the single, “Blacklight.”
Overall, the instrumentals, vocals, and lyrical content of the songs were solid. When first listening to Bleak Sounds, I was immediately intrigued by the opening track, “Poltergeist”. The introduction to the song was different, but cool. It has a cinematic feel to it and is the track that has stood out the most for myself.
I would recommend listening to the first single, “Blacklist” to see if you enjoy it. If you do, definitely get the whole EP.
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!