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A Deli NYC premiere: Chris Riffle's video for "Nothing But the Waves"

"Arresting" is arguably one of the best compliments a song can receive: a song powerful enough that gets you to stop for a minute; a song that miracolously forces you to pay attention; a song that moves you, that reminds you that there's still a part inside of you able to feel. NYC songwriter Chris Riffle's latest single "Nothing But the Waves" is such a song, and we are proud to premiere its evocative video here on The Deli NYC. Like a new Chris Isaak, Riffle keeps things simple, focusing on the depth of the lyrics and the cadence of the words, while the few chord changes drop effortlessly, but almost surprisingly, and create a melodic opening that boosts the song's emotional power.
Chris Raffle is set to release his new album 'Out of Town' on April 7, 2015, you can see him live at Rockwood Music Hall on March 31.

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best mellow songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!


Chris Riffle at Spike Hill 8.23

Chris Riffle could be New York's unlikely mellowcore champion of the year. A mix of folk authenticity and offbeat sentimentality, Riffle has just released his second full-length 'Another Dream' that charts many of his unrequited hopes for love, with topics ranging from his wishes for the shapes of stars, to his wishes for the names of stars. In songs like 'Kiss On The Cheek' and his fantastic cover of 'And I Love Him,' Riffle proves New York is still a home for hopeless romantics at heart. Like Bright Eyes and M. Ward, Riffle's tenor brings home passionate urgency to matters of the heart. See the troubadour when he plays this Thursday, August 23rd at Spike Hill. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


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