“Purple Shelter” is available now: Stream

New artist River Sultan has unveiled his debut single, “Purple Shelter.” River’s voice is charming and airy as he guides the downtempo track with dexterity. Over lo-fi and dreamy synths, the song reveals an alluring transnational soundscape. Lyrically, the LA-based singer shares abstract lyricism about belonging, consumerism, and seeking protection.

Immersed in mysticism and led by a tactful delivery, Sultan’s debut effort introduces an artist highly-influenced by his multi-cultural experiences. River cites 70s rock influences as well as classical Arabic musicians from the golden era of Egypt; a strong blend formulated from his years living in various Middle Eastern countries and the U.S.

“Purple Shelter” was co-produced and mixed by Burak Yerebakan and mastered by Nicolas Essig. With a haunting yet warm sound akin to artists like James Blake, River Sultan’s vision for storytelling and sonic influences poises his music as an essential new discovery. Listen below.

Connect with River Sultan
Connect with Soundazed

Music News & Culture

Leave a Comment