Riovaz Teams Up With Kanii For the Chaotic, Dance-Inducing "waiting alonE"


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Well, y'all, he's done it again. Riovaz and fellow up-and-comer Kanii have teamed up to drop the brooding "waiting alonE," and it is everything you could ever want from the consistently evolving artist. Soulful, energetic, and disruptive, the track finds the young musician expanding his sonic and creative horizons by producing an intoxicating yet sinister piece of electro-pop.

In "waiting alonE," Riovaz challenges himself to delve into darker territory while producing another highly danceable, instantaneously infectious anthem. Moody soundscapes fill the air and usher in Riovaz's signature emotive vocal style and his vulnerable lyricism. "Pick your side, I know you're waiting alone," the New Jersey native croons over ominous, bass-heavy production and fluttering synths. On the pulsing chorus, he belts, "I would take you, but you're not mine to keep for long," over layered effects and dizzying distortion, showing off Rio's evolving skillset and push for experimentation.

Kanii's presence in the second verse adds to the gloomy atmosphere they've so carefully crafted, injecting another layer of dimension to the intricate and foreboding world. Of the track, Rio shares, "This is a song I made with Kanii at 4am one night. It feels like when you go home with someone and never see them again. Really fun but kinda dark at the same time."

Fans of the hotly tipped newcomer can catch him on tour when he sets out on RIORAVE II: DISTURB THE NORM this fall. Rio will be trekking across the country and delivering his unique pop confections, including "Tantrum (Pace Yourself)," the skaiwater-assisted "Hypnotized," "U Neva," "Can't Keep Myself Intact," and more.

It's already been a busy year for the rising artist – Riovaz kicked off his first headlining sold-out RIORAVE tour and performed to wild crowds in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, and New York before wrapping in Chicago. He also went overseas for three additional shows and performed at Pharrell Williams' Something In The Water.

Watch the "waiting alonE" lyric video below:


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