The third EP from alt-pop artist Rio Wiley, summer over, just released and it’s irresistible!
summer over is a perfectly timed title, considering the drop is a few days into the Fall season. Rio Wiley explains, “I wrote ‘summer over’ during the last two summers, hence the name of the album. It’s a collection of fun songs I hope you enjoy.”
Starting off the EP is “rock the boat”, which is about wanting to move beyond friendship; despite the uncertainty that comes with it, the idea is intriguing. “rock the boat” is easy to connect with, which is why you’ll quickly be singing along to this one.
“2 the side” is very forward and daring, with sensual lyrics accompanied by fantastic instrumentals. This track gives off a sort of Bruno Mars vibe... but make it Rio Wiley’s signature edgy, alt-pop style. “party!” also features provocative lyrics. Although short and to the point, it’s a stimulating addition to the EP.
Similar to other tracks by Rio Wiley, “fingertips” addresses the issue of someone only wanting you when it’s convenient. It’s a toxic situation, but feelings cause you to keep allowing it to happen. The combination of upbeat instrumentals, desire-filled words, and passionate vocals create a magnetic experience.
The writing in the final summer over track, “pretty boy walk”, is particularly enjoyable. It wraps up the ideas expressed throughout the rest of the EP effortlessly.
As we’ve said before, Rio Wiley is such an incredible artist. His work is consistently exhilarating, and you can’t help but to keep coming back for more. We can’t wait to continue following his journey!
Alex Kilgore, Untold Music Promotion