Riovaz Shows Us His Ever-Evolving World in "crying at the Orgy"


After teasing fans for months, artist and producer Riovaz has finally given the people what they wanted with the long-awaited release of "crying at the Orgy." Seemingly about a complicated relationship and a desire to maintain personal boundaries with someone, the track overflows with thrills as layers of hypnotizing synths and the artist's chilling vocals lure the listener into a world constructed by layers of mesmerizing production.

The enigmatic track smashes conventions from the start with its hyper-dimensional production. Riovaz's ethereal, whispered vocals beg a lover for space as glitchy soundscapes and slumbering rhythms pull the listener deeper down the rabbit hole. He croons, "Girl, I keep what's mine, and you stay put with yours / I guess I'm staying around, but I can't do much more." He explains that his lover has failed to notice how they've been splitting his head in two and that he needs to do what's best for them to become whole again.

“’crying at the Orgy’ is not like any song I’ve ever made before," Riovaz shares about the single, "This is the sound I’m truly trying to embody along with the visuals. I’m just trying to show everybody my world.”

The accompanying music video, directed by Tommy Killjoy, starts on a somewhat comical note as a mysterious caller calls into a local access advice talk show and begins detailing how people started leaving and crying at an orgy that they were attending. After the cohosts laugh and leave the caller on the line, the video cuts to footage of Riovaz and company at a smoky house party. The aesthetically bewitching and flashing scenes depict him going unnoticed, singing alone as the party around him continues.

Prior to "crying at the Orgy," Riovaz shared the angsty and fiery "the Rake (can't complain)," launching listeners into a world full of haunting vocals and dark, hypnotic beats and synths. He teases the chorus, "The changes in my life I blame on you / I can't complain girl it feels better now," as the sonic space he's crafted around him intensifies and morphs into a digital blizzard of whistling, twinkling soundscapes.

Watch the "crying at the Orgy" video below:


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