Nina Rivera’s 8-song project Oceans captures the spirit of hope and a brighter tomorrow through a dazzling wash of modern and vintage electro-pop and R&B. These lyrical motifs throughout the body of work, paired with Rivera’s brooding and accessible retro-pop sound, help give Oceans an agelessness that we can come back over the course of time. Meanwhile, this body of work finds an artist continuing to discover herself. With her youthful whimsy and charm, Rivera’s voice carries weight throughout the project that is sorrowful, beautiful, and full of soul.
Sincere and interesting in its lack of conventionality, Oceans seems to set the tone for whatever is coming next for Nina Rivera. It is as though every new project we see of hers is a puzzle piece that will gradually show us a larger picture, leaving one to presume that a great and exciting reveal is inevitably coming our way. Stream the new project down below via Spotify and head over here for your preferred streaming services.