River Westin is back with the dreamy new single and music video for 'Jack + Coke'.
Jack + Coke Music Video
The “Jack + Coke” music video was shot on the lake I live on here in the Adirondacks and was filmed by my boyfriend, it kind of shows a fun day between us on the lake, spending time together, hanging with friends, etc.) I think the song is really LGBT positive and I think the video captures the feeling of the song perfectly!
Along with “Jack + Coke” I am launching my merch store. I have a background in graphic design so I was really excited to design all the items in the store myself. Everything is vintage-inspired. Lots of sixties and seventies influenced typography
A nineties baby born in upstate New York, River Westin uses his love of vintage sounds and all things nostalgia to craft dreamy indie-pop tracks. His heroes in songwriting include Bruce Springsteen, Brandon Flowers of The Killers and Lana Del Rey. River is also heavily influenced by the retro pop sounds of sixties like Ricky Nelson and Bobby Vinton. He has independently released three EPs and is already working hard on more music as his passion lies in the creative process. River is a self-described "bedroom musician" and is entirely self-taught. With a background in art and design, songwriting has felt like another natural outlet for unleashing creativity. His design and editing skills allow him to create a visual aesthetic that adds another dimension to his music and brings the songs to life. River's mission is to write lyrics and create soundscapes that paint a picture and hit all those angst-filled nerves.
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