Nicolas Rivers is a singer/songwriter, rock musician out of Chicago, IL. Writing songs has been a part of him since he was very young. Realizing he had a gift for melody. He learned to play guitar using it as a vehicle to further his songwriting. He quickly discovered a passion for guitar and became a proficient guitar player. His creative abilities always carry him forward. For all the guitars and sonic landscapes at his core he considers himself a minstrel. Writing songs that are potent & powerful. Through all the hardships & challenges the best thing to come out of it is the songs.
Nick is a prolific songwriter. Songs can come out of nowhere. In a dream, guitar in hand, or a bar napkin. His debut EP "Endlessly Awaiting the Ethereal" is some of the results. Full of energy & attitude. Melodic tunes with a big sound. In this noisy world attempting to cut through the noise is no small task. He learned a lot from that experience. It was by design to make the next record bigger and better! Stronger songs with more powerful meanings. There really is no other alternative.
Working again with engineer Jamie Carter. Set out with bold ideas and grand plans it was of the utmost importance to have his message heard. It's music meant to inspire you, give hope, & take on the world. Like a shot of adrenaline. Nicolas Rivers is a bit of a restless spirit. While in the studio these tunes took on a life of their own. Jamie & Nick went from studio to studio. From the big city of Chicago out into the Middle of Nowhere at Space & Time studios. The whole process was a juxtaposition. Finishing a record ambitious in nature in humble surroundings was intense and exactly what was needed. It exceeded every expectation.
Recorded at three different studios by Jamie Carter at CarterCo Recording in Chicago, IL, Burn the Furniture Studios in Chicago, IL, & Space & Time Studios in the middle of nowhere. Mixed & Mastered at Space & Time Studios. Photography/Design/ Layout by TNT Bomb a Creative Studio. Nicolas Rivers would like to thank his family, friends, and loved ones. So much gratitude for all the musicians who performed on the EP. Truly outstanding talented kind people. Love to TNT Bomb Studio for their amazing work. Kudos & cheers to Jamie Carter whose contributions can't be understated. A lot of heartache, soul searching, love, struggle, chaos, & ambition went into making this record. Humbled by the process. Nicolas set out to make a record that he loves & accomplished that. Take it with you & take from it what you will. Stay tuned for more things to come. THE EXISTING oNE ARRIVES wherever & whenever it's time!