Riovaz - 'waiting alonE' art work

Artist Riovaz drops nifty new single alongside Kanii “waiting alonE” | See the music video and tour dates here!


11 August 2023 (Toronto, ON) – Today, experimental artist Riovaz and fellow up-and-comer, Kanii drop a brooding new single “waiting alonE.” Soulful and bouncy yet disruptive, the track finds the 19-year-old musician expanding his sonic horizons by delivering an infectious yet ominous piece of electro-pop pageantry. Of the track Rio shares ““This is a song I made with Kanii at 4am one night. It feels like when you go home with someone and never see them again. Really fun but kinda dark at the same time.”

“Pick your side, I know you’re waiting alone,” the New Jersey native croons over bass-heavy production and fluttering synths. “Just take your time.” Rio’s tender voice is the perfect foil for the song’s gloomy soundscape. That comes through on the propulsive chorus when he belts, “I would take you, but you’re not mine to keep for long,” over layered effects and dizzying distortion. It’s clear that Rio’s thirst for experimentation hasn’t been quenched. 

Fans of the hotly tipped newcomer can catch him on tour when he sets out on RIORAVE II: DISTURB THE NORM this fall. Rio will be trekking across the country and delivering his unique pop confections including “Tantrum (Pace Yourself),” the skaiwater-assisted “Hypnotized,” “U Neva,” “Can’t Keep Myself Intact,” and more. See tour dates below.

It’s already been a busy year for the rising artist – Riovaz kicked off his first headlining sold out, RIORAVE tour and performed to wild crowds in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, and New York before wrapping in Chicago. He also went overseas for three additional shows and performed at Pharrell Williams’ Something In The Water.  Now, with “waiting alonE,” Rio challenges himself to delve into darker territory while still delivering another highly danceable, instantly catchy anthem.


Saturday, September 9, 2023Vancouver, BCFortune Sound Club
Tuesday, September 12, 2023Seattle, WAMadame Lou’s
Thursday, September 14, 2023Portland, ORHolocene
Friday, September 15, 2023San Francisco, CARickshaw Stop
Saturday, September 16, 2023Los Angeles, CAThe Roxy
Sunday, September 17, 2023Santa Ana, CAConstellation Room
Monday, September 18, 2023Phoenix, AZThe Rebel Lounge
Saturday, September 23, 2023Austin, TXParish
Tuesday, September 26, 2023Chicago, ILSubterranean
Wednesday, September 27, 2023Detroit, MIThe Pike Room
Thursday, September 28, 2023Toronto, ONThe Velvet Underground
Sunday, October 1, 2023Montreal, QCPetit Campus
Tuesday, October 3, 2023Washington, DCSongbyrd
Wednesday, October 4, 2023Cambridge, MAMiddle East Upstairs
Friday, October 6, 2023Philadelphia, PAThe Foundry at The Fillmore
Saturday, October 7, 2023New York, NYGramercy Theater

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