"River" is an impressive blend of gentle folk—it opens with fingerpicked guitar and tender vocals—and arena punch: you'll hear the synthesized handclap beats that held build tension in EDM, a destabilizing surge of bass before the hook, and a massive, trudging rock beat during the chorus.
This wide musical range helps Bishop express a number of things simultaneously. "I feel like this song has multiple personalities: strong, weak, torn, controlling, submissive," she explained to FADER in an email. "They are all a part of me and constantly changing. I think people will feel that."
"River" will appear on Bishop's debut EP. Listen below.