Whether you know it or not, it’s quite likely that you’ve heard something that’s had River Tiber‘s input by now. He’s been sampled by Drake, Travi$ Scott and Partynextdoor, has collaborated with Ghostface Killah, BadBadNotGood and Kaytranada and is yet to release his debut album!
The Toronto-based producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Tommy Paxton- Beesley, has become embedded in the Canadian music scene over the past five years, since he started playing in bands with BBNG‘s Alex Sowinski, and has been honing his brand of pulsating, slow-burning productions complemented by his own soothing vocals.
Earlier this year he released ‘Illusions’ which featured Pusha T and Kaytranada and saw him garner his first Beats 1 ‘World Record’ courtesy of Zane Lowe, and he won the title once again with his follow up ‘Acid Test’ which came along with the announcement of his debut album.
Now only a week away, Indigo sees River Tiber emerge from behind the scenes as a leading artist in his own right. We caught up with him to talk about the imminent release…
How are you feeling about finally releasing your debut album?
It’s awesome. It’s been a long time coming. It’s almost anticlimactic in a way, but it’s really good.
In what way is it anticlimactic?
There’s so much time and work that goes into something, and then you just kind of put it out there.
Do you feel kind of impatient sometimes with music, with having to hold onto it and wait to drop it at a time that makes sense?
Yeah, definitely. I’m working on so much new music right now. It gets exponentially more fine, like the details that you’re working on when you’re finally mixing it and then deciding between different masters where the details are so subtle. It can kind of be excruciating. That’s how it is. There’s always a bit of distance between what you’re working on what you’re releasing.
When you work on so much music, does it kind of feel weird sometimes knowing that a lot of it, if not the majority of it, is not actually going to get released? If you released everything that you made, you’d be kind of over-saturated.
Yeah, definitely. I mean, I don’t know. I definitely make tons of music all of the time. I don’t really know what will find a home, because as a producer some of the things you make you’ll end up using on other people’s records or in collaborations or something. I definitely see everything as still having possibility.