River Sister is an ideal song to close your eyes and contemplate the world to. This is the second song this week to advise me “there's something in the water”, but the soothing tones with which the statement is made here prevent me getting overly paranoid.
The term 'Beatlesque' is used far too widely, although River Sister would have fitted nicely on 'The White Album'. However, if I told you that the name Syd Matters is a reference to Syd Barrett and Roger Waters then the breadth of influences becomes clearer. That said, this isn't a soundalike track, in the end all that really matters is that it's a timeless and beautiful song.