I love listening to music that makes my bones feel as if they’re receiving a sonic massage. At the same time, it’s nice to just sit down with a soft, melodic tune that has some powerful lyrics. The latter is true of Rival’s new song “Lately” featuring Conor Byrne.


“Lately” is out today along with a lyric video so you can follow along. The tone set by the setting, in a dark, empty room, combined with the minimal and melancholy production, is definitely intentional. And it shows. Within two or three listens, I’m already singing along and empathizing with the lyrics.

Check out “Lately” below from Rival, featuring Conor Byrne.