Southampton-born artist and producer, Mr Hidden Treasure placed another gem on the airwaves with their sophomore single ‘By the River’. With a touch of Pete Doherty-Esque. swagger to the vocals and high-vibe staccato rhythms in the stripped-back folky alt-indie single, you can’t help but embrace the warm tones; the energy in By the River radiates.
By the River which was inspired by the artist’s late wife was released on the first anniversary of her funeral on February 10th, it perfectly depicts the power of perception and resilience. In a time where the smallest first world problems are enough to send us over the edge, By the River exhibits true perception-shifting strength.
If you need anymore convincing to put Mr Hidden Treasure on your radar, their debut album is due for release in 2021. On the basis of By the River, your sanity may depend on leaving your mind open to the artist’s inspiring introspection and ability to overcome tragic adversity.
By the River is available to stream via Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast